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DigBandit replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I've carried on- but no longer use clients Ride Ons ( were applicable) -will not pick up toys/dog bones and other crap left lying around - have disposable gloves and homemade sanitisers ( made with 99.9% Isopropyl).
All mine are big gardens - so mak…"
12 minutes ago
Martin Cotton replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Sorry to hear that Adam,  i have cut my hours and am working part time just now, (my vans had a good clean out today) every customer i have contacted has told me to go ahead ( and 1 of them is a doctor!). I am taking all the neccessary precautions,…"
19 minutes ago
Andrew Watts replied to GaryRK's discussion Sting in the tail - self employment income scheme (Covid-19)
"Tim, if i understand you correctly, then you feel due to the summer extra work, that you should get more than paye people. Many paye could say the same, eg in the tourist trade, they get paid more overtime, bonuses etc during those months. There's a…"
30 minutes ago
Vic 575 replied to GaryRK's discussion Sting in the tail - self employment income scheme (Covid-19)
"My understanding is that, as stated above, they will take an average over three tax years up to and including the 18/19 tax year. It does not include the 19/20 tax year which we, as I write this, are still in and will not therefore be either require…"
36 minutes ago
Charlie Manton replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"These precautions will make all the difference I feel. Just being aware of the situation and responding accordingly. None of us were aware a month to six weeks ago, but today our precautions and social distancing appear to be showing results. "
38 minutes ago
Ben Gilg replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Heading out mowing tomorrow for first time since last Monday and all customers told to stay indoors and have set up pay on line instead of cash.
Have had 3 postpone me as they are young familes and chap will be at home now but rest are all pensioner…"
41 minutes ago
dan replied to James McKay's discussion Furloughing employees because of van sharing - is it justified?
"agree daren -- this is happening everywhere right now "
1 hour ago
Tim Haywood replied to GaryRK's discussion Sting in the tail - self employment income scheme (Covid-19)
"Consider this: assume (for simplicity) we all earn nothing over the next 6 months (aka the summer) and then we are all magically back to work as winter approaches. The chancellor bails us out for those 6 months at 80% of our 'self-employed taxable p…"
1 hour ago
James McKay replied to James McKay's discussion Furloughing employees because of van sharing - is it justified?
"He doesn't drive unfortunately. (I had thought he could use the spare time to finally learn to drive but no driving instructors are operating!) I've thought through all the possible solutions but I just don't think its feasible. Speaking to other pe…"
1 hour ago
Steven Mills replied to James McKay's discussion Furloughing employees because of van sharing - is it justified?
"My two guys usually share a van so having made the decision to continue working I've had to insure the one lad on my van that I usually use. Unfortunately he's only 22 and the cost for  one months insurance is £350.00."
1 hour ago
Darren Walters replied to James McKay's discussion Furloughing employees because of van sharing - is it justified?
"We are operating a one person per vehicle policy.  It's a bit of a logistical nightmare as there usually 3 of us in the big van.  Do you need a valid reason to furlough someone? I've not looked into it yet.
Having said that, half of my wife's office…"
2 hours ago
Charlie Manton replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Thanks Vic. I suppose the heading below - 'Can I go out to help an elderly person' is also somewhat applicable to the current situation. Seeing that has put my mind at rest - somewhat. 😅"
3 hours ago
Charlie Manton replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"Gov.uk
I’m not worried about the risks to health as I don’t think there are any. (Or should I say that I am very concerned, yet know with the measures I will implement to protect myself and the customer, the risks are so minor as to be nonexistent).…"
3 hours ago
Adam Snow replied to Charlie Manton's discussion Solo gardener - to work or not to work? (Covid-19)
"I actually messaged my customers Thursday saying I had stopped but have backtracked today. I am working alone doing garden maintenance only and have furloughed my two staff for safety reasons and due to a big downturn in work.
I was out today and w…"
3 hours ago
Nick @ NM Garden Services Ltd replied to James McKay's discussion Furloughing employees because of van sharing - is it justified?
"Our interpretation is also that van sharing can't happen beacuse of the 2m distance rule. 
It also applies when lifting etc (so uness one person can safely do it, you can't do it at all).
Could the staff member potentially meet you on site (assuming…"
4 hours ago
Andrew Watts replied to James McKay's discussion Furloughing employees because of van sharing - is it justified?
"People must be at least 2m apart at all times. So, my interpretation was van sharing a no-no and think it a perfectly valid reason for furlough."
4 hours ago
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