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July is near – are your furlough agreements ready for the change?

26th June 2020

We are helping clients to decide if they need a new furlough agreement from 1st July. To answer this question, it is much easier to say where a new agreement is not required: if an employee remains fully furloughed and your existing agreement covering furlough extends beyond 30 June 2020, a new agreement is not […]

10 June: One week to go before the furlough scheme closes to new entrants

4th June 2020

We wrote about the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) in brief on 31st May, after the Chancellor announced the changes to the scheme (see the link here). As part of the announcement, the CJRS in its current form will come to an end on 30th June with an amended scheme running to […]

New furlough scheme announced

30th May 2020

The UK government had announced the extension and changes to the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme (CJRS) to October 2020 on 12 May 2020. There was a lot of speculation that businesses would be expected to contribute 20% of the costs of the furlough scheme from 1 August 2020. The government has now provided details on how businesses […]

Furlough: Is Europe leaving Britain behind?

21st May 2020

UPDATE 29/05/2020 : PART TIME FURLOUGH WILL BE INTRODUCED FROM JULY 2020 NOT AUGUST 2020 AS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED WE HAVE UPDATED THIS BLOG ACCORDINGLY. The UK government has announced the extension of the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme (CJRS) to October 2020.  As part of this announcement, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, also announced that from July employers would […]

Can I ask my staff to take holiday during furlough?

11th May 2020

Update 14/05/2020: the government has published guidance confirming the advice below: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/holiday-entitlement-and-pay-during-coronavirus-covid-19#taking-holiday. By now, we assume that the majority of employers who are going to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) have done so. According to news reports almost 25% of employees are now on furlough. We have kept an eye on the directions […]

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 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.

Gender Pay Gap Information: does it apply to you?

12th December 2016

The final draft of the Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 has been published. Subject to parliamentary approval, it will take effect on 6th April 2017. It will require private sector employers (including charities) with 250 or more employees to publish certain information regarding the pay gap between men and women employed in […]