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31st March 2020

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

31st March 2020

We now have some clarifications from HM Government on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for both employers and employees. Some important questions have been answered, but not all. We’ll present that guidance below as a Q&A to make it easier to find the information you need as quickly as possible. We urge you to […]

Covid-19 Self Employment Income Support Scheme

27th March 2020

There are around five million self-employed workers in the UK who did not benefit from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. In less than a week after the Job Retention Scheme was announced, the government has put a package together to support the self-employed, after much lobbying on their behalf. According to the HMRC web-site, the […]

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

23rd March 2020

We have been blogging about the impact of Coronavirus over the past two weeks. You can find our most recent blog here. On Friday 20th March 2020, the government announced a scheme called the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, under which all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those […]

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT IS THE UK GOVERNMENT DOING AND WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO? 

17th March 2020

On a national level, what is the government doing to avoid mass unemployment? At the time of writing, Monday 16th March, the UK government’s responses seem to fall well short of their European counterparts. The extent of the current measures taken by the government to support businesses can be found here.

Coronavirus And Pay – What Employers And Employees Need To Know

4th March 2020

It will come as no surprise that we are getting an increasing number of enquiries about the Coronavirus from worried employers and employees.

When dealing with an employee in quarantine with no symptoms, whether they are entitled to any pay depends on who decides that the employee should not attend work and why.