Chancellor announces more details about extension to the Furlough Scheme

Yesterday (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor announced more details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the key details being as follows: Flexible furloughing From 1‌‌ July 2020, Employers have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the government continuing to pay 80% of wages for any of

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme

Free Homeworking Policy for Employers

The coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme launches online on 26 May 2020, which will enable employers with less than 250 employees, or tax agents acting on behalf of employers, to claim back coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay. Employers are eligible to use the scheme if: they’re claiming for an employee who’s eligible for sick pay due

Furlough Scheme Extended to October 2020

Furlough Scheme Extended to October 2020

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended for four months, until the end of October 2020 but in doing so, he said he will ask companies to start sharing the cost of the scheme from August 2020. Until the end of July, there are no changes,

Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures During COVID-19 Lockdown

In early May 2020, Acas published Disciplinary and grievance procedures during the coronavirus pandemic which states that existing employment law and the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures (the Acas Code) continue to apply during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The guidance notes that it is for an employer to decide if it would be fair and reasonable