Employing EU Nationals after Brexit? Thinking about Right to Work checks?

As the Government’s recent “Time is running out” campaign has highlighted, there are new rules for businesses and citizens in the UK from 1st January 2021 when the Brexit transition period comes to an end and the UK continues the process of leaving the European Union. But what does this mean for employers when it comes to checking whether the......

Extended furlough scheme (or CJRS) cannot be used for employees working notice

HM Treasury has confirmed that statutory and contractual notice periods will not be covered by the furlough scheme from 1 December 2020. If an employee subsequently starts a contractual or statutory notice period on or after 1 December but on a day covered by a previously submitted claim, employers will need to make an adjustment. To read the ful......

Ultimate Furlough FAQs - 16 November 2020

The chancellor has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of March. See our Ultimate Furlough and JSS Q&A for more information.

Job Support Scheme Extended

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) has been extended, with the aim to provide temporary support to businesses whose premises have been legally required to close as a direct result of coronavirus restrictions. Read the full details and how this can benefit your business on our partners, Ashtons Legal, website by clicking here: Full article.

Government announces new details on Job Retention Bonus

The Government has published further details of the Job Retention Bonus to be paid out to employers next year. The scheme, which is designed to support employees throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, provides employers who have furloughed employees with an incentive to retain as many as possible.Employers who keep staff on after furlough until at least......

New Job Support Scheme

Following on from Boris Johnson’s announcement earlier this week that there would be a series of new restrictions to try to stop the spread of coronavirus, the Chancellor yesterday revealed details of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) that will replace furlough when it ends on 31 October. The government message is that the JSS is designed to protect vi......

EU Settlement Scheme: one year to go to apply for settled status

Today marks the countdown of one year to go for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme. This Scheme enables EU citizens and their family members who have been resident in the UK to apply for either settled or pre-settled status (depending on how long they have been in the UK to date) to enable them to remain resident in the UK and keep the same r......

Dealing with flexible working requests

As the country starts to reopen and people return to work, there may be a wealth of flexible working requests being made by staff for employers to consider. An O2 commissioned report published in May, based on an ICM study of 2,019 workers in the UK and a YouGov survey of 4,509 (of whom 2,394 were workers) found that 33% expected to increase the a......

The implications of data protection when carrying out workplace testing for COVID-19

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have faced various challenges, and some will have needed to share information quickly or adapt their way of working. Regardless, the data protection law must be applied in the same way it was pre-covid19. Many businesses are now starting to prepare for reopening and welcoming employees back to the wo......

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“furlough scheme”)

On 12 May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention, or “furlough” Scheme was to be extended, providing additional support for wages until October. In that announcement, he said that the scheme under current rules would be extended until the end of July, but thereafter there would be a winding down of the scheme, wit......

Webinar – Returning to work in a COVID-19 era: a Q&A

As the UK has passed the peak of infections, employers around the country are asking, how do we return our staff to work? COVID-19 has required all businesses in every sector to make changes and to adapt to the current circumstances. In some instances staff have been asked to go on to furlough leave, to take unpaid leave, to work reduced hours and......

Agile Working after Lockdown

As the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, briefs the nation on a gradual relaxing of the UK’s lockdown, many employers are starting to consider how best to bring employees back into the workplace. In our recent AHRC Twitter poll, an overwhelming 91.7% of respondents said their business would be more prepared to allow homeworking once the lockdown is li......

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