While BrightPay remains a desktop solution, the software can be installed at ten different locations on ten different PCs or laptops. BrightPay payroll files can be accessed remotely through cloud environments like a shared server, Google Drive or Dropbox. This flexibility will allow users to continue to operate their payroll as normal. In addition, you can log into your BrightPay Connect account to view your payroll information at any time. Read our step-by-step guide that explains how to use BrightPay when working remotely.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme allows all UK employers to access financial support to continue paying part of their employees salary that would otherwise have been laid off due to COVID-19. From 1st July, businesses have the flexibility to bring furloughed employees back to work part-time, while still being able to claim under the CJRS for hours not worked. Click here for more information regarding changes to the scheme from 1st July. BrightPay has been updated in line with these changes to support flexible furlough and the phased rule changes for August, September & October.
Employers will need to make a claim for their grant for their furloughed workers through HMRC's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme online service. BrightPay includes a CJRS Claim Report which can be used to ascertain the amounts needed for input into HMRC's online service. BrightPay's CJRS Claim Report has been upgraded to facilitate flexible furlough and to support the changes to making a claim from 1st July.
HMRC have advised that if an employee needs to take time off sick or to self isolate due to COVID-19, the first 3 waiting days that normally apply for SSP will be disregarded and the employee will be entitled to receive SSP from the first day. BrightPay 2020/21 has been programmed to automate COVID-19 related SSP, where this is to apply. The online service that employers can use to reclaim COVID-19 Related Statutory Sick Pay is now available here.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been hugely beneficial for over a million employers across the UK, and will continue to support jobs until the end of October. However, from 1st July, many new changes have been introduced. In this webinar, we explore the key changes in relation to flexible furlough, phasing out of the scheme and changes to making a claim.
All of our staff can perform their roles from home, and all staff are issued with laptops and access to our phone and email systems. Our customer support is still very much open for business and we will continue to support our customers through the COVID-19 pandemic. Apologies if you hear any domestic background noise while talking to a support operative. This may be unavoidable and we ask that you bear with us for the duration. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our customer support team here.