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May
12
2020

Furlough Scheme Extended to October

In his address to the House of Commons at lunchtime today, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended until October...

May
11
2020

Government slowly changes Lockdown Tack.

At 7pm last night Boris Johnson addressed the nation on how the lockdown may be lifted. Whilst the Prime Minister regularly stated that any easing of restrictions would be at..

May
07
2020

Returning to Work – the Health and Safety implications of Covid-19

On Sunday 10 May 2020, the Government is expected to announce some easing to the current lockdown measures, which could include some professions being permitted to return to work. ..

May
07
2020

Preparing for the post-lockdown workplace

With a “roadmap” to lead the UK out of the lockdown due to be set out by the Prime Minister on 10 May 2020, employers across the country are now..

May
06
2020

Self-employed delivery driver may not be worker under Working Time Directive

In B v Yodel Delivery Network Ltd, the ECJ needed to consider whether a self-employed delivery driver could be a worker under the Working Time Directive.....

Apr
30
2020

Furlough leave during an administration - the things to consider

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) operates to reimburse employers for up to 80% (subject to a cap of £2,500 per month) of an employee’s salary. But what happens to..

Apr
30
2020

Furlough parental pay calculated on usual earnings

Furloughed employees due to take a period of paid family leave (such as maternity, adoption, etc) will be entitled to pay for this leave based on their usual earnings, not..

Apr
30
2020

Off-payroll working and the need to treat people fairly

This criticism is valid and will not be news to HR practitioners. Since the IR35 changes were introduced in the public sector in 2017, we have been advising on the..

Apr
29
2020

The Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme

At the beginning of this week, the chancellor announced a new scheme aimed at helping small to medium sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. ..

Apr
23
2020

Received a sponsor licence decision – these are the next steps you should take’

The long wait is over, and you now have a sponsor licence decision. If everything was done correctly, you should either have a grant, which means you are now licenced..



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