ADINJC Update 22 May 2020

Blue lights for the NHS at The Kelpies in Falkirk

 

We are very grateful to Gerry Brennan from FSB Scotland for being our guest on the Scottish webinar this morning.  He has kindly shared a document on risk assessment, which you can find here.   He also said that if you have applied for an SEISS grant and been rejected, you can appeal.  The original application is done by a computer, and if you feel it wrong then do put in an appeal.  They have had applications turned round!

Gerry also said that if you have been in receipt of any grants or monies during the crisis, you MUST keep all the paperwork.  This is important as HMRC will be doing checks on eligibility, and can ask for the paperwork for up to 5 years, so it is important that you do keep this with your other financial records.  Sound advice.

Gerry has very kindly made an offer of a £30 discount to ADINJC members who use this link.  This offer is open to everyone, not just the Scottish members.  Please use the DIRECT DEBIT route for your payment as that ensures you have no commitment until the 14th June and if membership is not for you then you can cancel with no penalty or cost before the payment date.  (Please note that a sole trader enters employees as 0 as they do not count themselves as being an employee.)

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You can view the whole of today’s webinar here.

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Lynne has today written to Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.  You can read it here.

You can read the Scottish government’s route map out of Coronavirus here.

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There was an article in The Sun on the pressure that is being put on the Chancellor to extend the SEISS grant scheme for the self employed.

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The mortgage holiday repayment scheme has just been extended for a further 3 months.  There is a Guide to Mortgage Payment Holidaysproduced by the Money Advice Service.

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There is information here from Martin Lewis on getting your car insurance lowered.

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You can view the training webinar of 20 May here.

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We would like to collect feedback from people who have been conducting key worker tests.  We would particularly be interested to hear if you used face masks, and if so how you got on teaching with them on.  Please write it to me if you can we’d like to hear about your experiences.

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There has been a lot of discussion about face masks, and whether or not to wear them.  Anyone with asthma or other lung conditions should take particular note of this article, with thanks to ADINJC member Karen Pryce for sending it in.  We would also suggest that everyone read it in case you should have a pupil with breathing difficulties.

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The NJC continues to be dedicated to help you in these challenging times and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.  Please feel free to contact us for help and support.

 

ADINJC’s helpline is 0800 8202 444

The Secretary’s number is 07855 453414

HMRC Helpline:  0800 0159 559

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