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A new Treasury Direction for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been published today which seeks to clarify a number of issues from the first version...
4 days ago by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
On 20 March 2020, the Government announced the introduction of a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Additional guidance on the scheme is being published and updated from time to time on the gov.uk website (“Guidance”).
6 days ago by in Legal Updates
Our general Q&A was last updated on 13 May 2020 and covers the most regular questions our employment law team are being asked about Coronavirus. It covers issues relating to self-isolation, sickness absence and pay, annual leave entitlement and contractual issues such as lay-off and rescinding...
1 week ago by in Legal Updates
This afternoon the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The scheme will be extended by four months until the end of October 2020 and will be adjusted at key points to provide flexibility in bringing people back to work...
2 weeks ago by in Legal Updates
Boris Johnson issued a statement on 10th May 2020 that explained, in part, the gradual move employers will take to ease businesses out of lockdown...
2 weeks ago by in Legal Updates
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced guidance for employers. Whilst the guidance is fairly short and directs readers to their existing guidance, it has been noted that the Covid-19 outbreak is having a particular effect on employees with certain protected characteristics and...
7th May 2020 by in Legal Updates
Yesterday HMRC guidance was updated and the Treasury issued a Direction to HMRC regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. There were several new requirements included in the Treasury Direction which are different to the previously issued HMRC guidance, and changes the terms upon which a...
16th Apr 2020 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
The fourth version of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance has just been published. The qualifying date, when the employee has to have been on the employer's payroll, has changed from 28 February to 19 March 2020.
15th Apr 2020 by in Legal Updates
There is a lot of information out there on television and radio in relation to the Coronavirus and the impact on employment rights...
31st Mar 2020 by Rafia Ahmad in Legal Updates
Over 750,000 people have now applied to become an NHS volunteer. It is clear from the government’s guidance on the Job Retention Scheme – or Furlough scheme, that volunteering whilst on furlough is allowed.
30th Mar 2020 by Arwen Makin in Legal Updates
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force at 1pm on 26th March 2020. These Regulations implement the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday in relation to mandatory business closures and give that statement legal force.
27th Mar 2020 by Nina Robinson in Legal Updates
The Government has published further guidance of the scheme. We do not know whether further guidance will published or legislation enacted in the future. We have compiled a list of the main points for employers and will be updating our Q&A blog to reflect the new information as soon as possible.
27th Mar 2020 by Sarah Dillon in Legal Updates
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