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Key Workers

Discussion in 'Life in the UK' started by JohnAsh, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. aposhark
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    aposhark Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    How quickly threads can degenerate :D.....but at least we have a good crew in here these days now that some bad apples are probably on another forum.
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  2. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Do you know the terms of this scheme John, is it 80% of your take home pay up to £2500 or 80% of your gross up to £2500.

    If it is the latter it is going to be a lot more scary as that will be a lot less after tax than most people might expect.

    If my employer has to apply for this later then I would expect £2500 take home as my salary is much higher, but if it is 80% of gross I am in trouble.
  3. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    It degenerated on post #1 :erm: :lol:

    edit: this is actually fun John ;)
  4. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I am already on reduced hours anyway, so in my case it is 80% of my monthly income and is subject to tax.

    It will be whichever is the lower i.e. 80% or £2500 whichever is the lower.

    The employer pays you then claims it back from HMRC.

    So I believe it is 80% of gross salary, where 80% applies.
  5. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Crap :(
  6. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    My employer posted a question on social media on key workers and got the locksmith response. :D so it gave me inspiration for the the thread.
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  7. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    When I first heard about the scheme I assumed it was tax free. But my latest understanding is that it isn’t tax free unless of course it is below tax paying threshold.
  8. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    So that's this amount £1994 a month.

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  9. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    I we get to that stage I can't support my kids and pay my UK bills on that much.
  10. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    You know I hadn't even got as far as 'Key' 'Workers' sometimes I can be socially really really thick :D
  11. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    Has she got enough PPE?
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

  14. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    I think it is for 3 months on the assumption that we will get through it all in that time. Hopefully back to normal after that or getting there...
  15. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    My understanding is that I cannot work for my employer during that time.
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  16. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Not going to happen John, at last week's online management meeting one of our directors said he really hoped it would not go on for two months, I said he should be planning on 4 to 6 months minimum, right now the market will be disrupted for at least that long in my opinion, maybe not as much as right now but it won't be business as normal.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
  17. oss
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    oss Somewhere Staff Member

    Yeah you have been laid off, so business has to stop, that is perfectly fair, this is business hibernation not unemployment benefit.
  18. JohnAsh
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    JohnAsh Well-Known Member Lifetime Member

    He thinks the government might extend the scheme if necessary. But that remains to be seen.
  19. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    just the regular--dispo rubber gloves and apron, mask if anyone comes to the door ( no visitors allowed inside )

    the main problem is other staff--outside contacts.
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