Some important changes to holiday pay arrangements came into effect from 6 April 2020. This has seen the reference period for calculating holiday pay increase from 12 to 52 weeks. This change affects workers with no fixed or regular hours. It means that their holiday pay will now be based on the average pay they received over the previous 52 (not 12) weeks. The 52 week reference period will continue to function in the same way as the previous 12 week period.
The government has announced the introduction of temporary new measures to protect commercial tenants on UK high streets from aggressive rent collection and closure during the Coronavirus pandemic.
These measures will see statutory demands and winding up petitions issued to commercial tenants to be temporarily voided. There will also be changes made to the use of Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery, building on measures already introduced in the Coronavirus Act. Existing measures include a moratorium on commercial landlord evictions for at least three months that was announced in late March.
A free HMRC tax app is available and offers some useful functionality. The app has recently been updated.
The APP can be used to see: