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Coronavirus update – 22nd May 2020

Coronavirus update – 22nd May 2020

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...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Q&A for employers

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Q&A for employers

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”).

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

Coronavirus Q&A for employers

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...

Breaking News – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Breaking News – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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...

Coronavirus update – 12th May 2020

Coronavirus update – 12th May 2020

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...

Coronavirus update – 7th May 2020

Coronavirus update – 7th May 2020

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...

Record level of ER enquiries help to support Coronavirus-hit organisations

Record level of ER enquiries help to support Coronavirus-hit organisations

We have provided UK businesses with more than 800 hours of employer-based advice in March – a 60% increase compared to time logged in the same month last year.

Coronavirus update – Job Retention Scheme

Coronavirus update – Job Retention Scheme

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...

Breaking News – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Breaking News – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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.

Coronavirus update – a warning to businesses

Coronavirus update – a warning to businesses

There is a lot of information out there on television and radio in relation to the Coronavirus and the impact on employment rights...

Coronavirus update – 30th March 2020

Coronavirus update – 30th March 2020

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.

Coronavirus update – mandatory business closures

Coronavirus update – mandatory business closures

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.