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Furlough and the disciplinary process

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Furlough and other alternatives have been utilised for almost a year now to support businesses during the pandemic. Throughout this time many employers were focused on reaction and business survival, but our clients are now starting to see...

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's latest Covid-19 government support update

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled new support for workers, businesses and the self-employed hit by restrictions imposed as coronavirus cases rise across the UK. The government listened to the concerns of businesses in tier two areas that felt not enough...

Coronavirus self-isolation regulations: advice for employers

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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(Self-Isolation)(England) Regulations 2020 The self-isolation regulations set out obligations of employers and workers in relation to work and working arrangements. Below is a summary of...

Government's safety net for closed businesses

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Today, Rishi Sunak announced an expansion of the Job Support Scheme and the introduction of grants to businesses which he says will ‘significantly strengthen our toolkit for protecting jobs and businesses over the weeks and months to come.’...

Goodbye Furlough Scheme & welcome the Jobs Support Scheme

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Outcomes from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s statement The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the introduction of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to replace the Furlough Scheme when it comes to an end in October. The Chancellor also announced some steps the...

Covid-19: Changes to office working practices

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In response to the rising number of coronavirus cases, on 22 September 2020 the Prime Minister announced some changes to working practices. Key takeaways from the announcement: Office workers should work from home where possible....