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Coronavirus | Implications for Employers

Mandatory Vaccines & Vaccine Passports: A Winter of COVID Discontent?

COVID Vaccine

Covid-19 has created many challenges but one of the most contentious is the introduction of mandatory vaccines for Care Workers in England and vaccine passports in Scotland. Scientists have told us that the COVD-19 vaccine is very effective at preventing serious ill health and hospitalisation but that it does not prevent somebody from contracting COVID

Ending Furlough: An Urgent Call to Action for Employers

Is Furlough a Route to Redundancy?

With the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme due to end on 31 October 2020, Employers have one week to decide what to do with staff who are currently furloughed and/or flexibly furloughed. Following yesterday’s announcement by the Chancellor, HMRC has published a policy paper containing more details on the Job Support Scheme which now defines the scheme is two ways: JSS

Job Support Scheme for Employers Extended

Is Furlough a Route to Redundancy?

On Friday 9 October 2020 the Scottish administration ordered the closure of pubs and restaurants across central Scotland and with the UK Government considering similar ‘local’ lockdown restrictions for many parts of England, the Chancellor announced the extension of the new Job Support Scheme (JSS). The extension of the JSS is intended to provide temporary support to

CJRS: Claiming for Employees Serving Their Notice


Although the CJRS has now been extended to 31 October 2020, the government has made it clear that it will expect employers to make a financial contribution towards furloughed employees’ furlough pay from 1 August 2020. Furloughing employees beyond that date will therefore come at a cost to employers and many are considering whether they can afford to retain

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

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