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5th May 2020

What happens next? – returning to the workplace after ‘lockdown’

Over the next few days and weeks, the Government may announce measures to ease the lockdown restrictions.  In addition, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is currently due to…

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Furloughing Employees FAQs

On 15 April 2020, the Chancellor gave a Treasury Direction setting out the rules, detail and eligibility requirements of the scheme.  This Direction is the legal framework under…

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New Employee Right: Parental Bereavement Leave

Parental Bereavement Leave is a right which we all hope will never, ever, apply to us and ours.  The death of a child is surely one of the…

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29th April 2020

COVID-19: Managing the return to work

Remote working has moved on hugely over the last decade, giving us the tools that allow many to work remotely, process facts, hold meetings, speak and write.  During…

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22nd April 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update

Useful links 1. Since our first report on the CJRS, or “Furlough” Scheme, there have been no fewer than four further updates to the HMRC. The most recent…

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21st April 2020

Coronavirus update for UK Employers

1. New Guidance for Tier 2, 4 & 5 Visa Applicants The Home Office has confirmed that Tier 2 and 5 Workers as well as Tier 4 qualifying…

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6th April 2020

Sick Pay, SSP and COVID-19

The announcements have been followed in some cases by guidance and the introduction of legislation.  Change has happened at a pace and it has been quite difficult to…

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) – CJRS

Read the latest updated article on CJRS here. After the initial announcement, we had a painful wait of just under a week for Government guidance to be issued.…

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Coronavirus and Employment Law – FAQs For Employers

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is giving rise to a number of challenges for employers.  We have set out a list of Q&As for employers based on some of…

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Carrying out Right to Work Checks: New COVID-19 Temporary Measures

Employers must continue to check the usual prescribed documents to assess an individual’s right to work. However in light of COVID-19, and the inability to carry out checks…

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