New Rules on Carrying Over Annual Leave During COVID-19 Crisis

The new regulations will allow up to 4 weeks of unused leave to be carried into the next 2 leave years, easing the requirements on business to ensure that workers take statutory amount of annual leave in any one year. Rules on carrying over annual leave to be relaxed to support key industries during COVID-19

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

More Information for Employers Full details of how the Coronavirus Retention Scheme have not been officially published yet but via one of our reliable information sources we have had sight of an FAQ email on the subject, sent by a backbench MP.  It gives information about the Furlough Scheme which has not previously been released and

New Support for Self Employed Workers Announced

In his latest announcement this afternoon, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined details of the government rescue package for self-employed individuals. The key elements announced today include: a new self-employed income support scheme will pay self-employed people a taxable grant worth 80% of average monthly income, capped at £2,500pm  income will be calculated by taking the

How Employers Can Access the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Following our confirmation yesterday about the Government’s announcement of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, details were limited. We now know how Employers can access the Scheme. Furloughed Workers Status We confirmed yesterday the Chancellor’s announcement of the creation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, intended to allow UK Employers to apply for grants to cover

Government to Cover 80% of Wages for Employees

It would appear that the fiscal rule book has been thrown out the window given the unprecedented impact the Coronavirus crisis is having, with this latest announcement by the Chancellor being the third significant promise of financial support in as many days. Significant announcements from the Prime Minister and Chancellor in today’s Coronavirus Press Conference.

Online Isolation Notes for Coronavirus Launched

Coronavirus & Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) | Key Questions for Employers Answered

The UK government have today launched a new online isolation note service to enable people with symptoms of coronavirus or those living with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work, to provide their employers with evidence they have been advised to self-isolate. The government says the notes can be accessed through the NHS website and NHS 111

Coronavirus & Homeworking and Travel | Key Questions for Employers Answered

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As the restrictions imposed by Government as a result of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak increase, many Employers are reviewing their business continuity plans to ensure they can continue to operate. This article focuses on Homeworking and Travel and how Employers can manage the implications the Coronavirus may create. If you are