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Last Updated, 24 March, 16:45 The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now in place until 30 September 2021 (CJRS Extension) and will enable employers to claim 80% of employees’ wages up to £2,500. Employers will still need to pay employers’ National Insurance and pension contributions. Both full and flexible furlough options are available and the […]

Hours before the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) was due to end the Prime Minister announced its extension together with a second national lockdown due to begin on 5 November 2020. The implementation of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) has been delayed until the end of the Furlough scheme. Businesses should notify employees of this […]

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) has been extended until 31 March 2021. The introduction of the Job Support Scheme and the Job Retention Bonus have been postponed indefinitely. Please see Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for further details. Eligible employees can continue to have their wages subsidised. Key dates and details of the available schemes […]

Welcome to our October 2020 Employment Law Review This month we discuss: Redundancies and consultation during the pandemic Gender fluid / non-binary individuals covered by section 7 Equality Act 2010 Backlog of tribunal cases A new furlough scheme? The raising of the state pension age for women from 60 to 65 did not give rise […]

The Chancellor’s summer statement on 8 July 2020 announced a number of measures to support, protect and create jobs. These measures are said to amount to up to £30 billion of support and, in addition to support aimed at employers generally, include specific support for the hospitality and leisure and the housing and construction sectors. […]

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) guidance confirms that there is no prohibition on an employee on parental leave being furloughed (see Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme). The normal rules for parental leave and pay still apply, but employers can make claims through the scheme for enhanced contractual pay for employees who qualify for parental pay. […]

Last Updated: 5:00pm, 12 January 2021 COVID-19 (better known as Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. The situation is developing on an almost hourly basis. From being a remote issue we are now increasingly approached by clients with questions about how to keep their businesses afloat during the current crisis, […]

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