Employers need to be aware of this increasingly important provision.
We look at the position for special schools and alternative provision following last night’s televised address by Boris Johnson.
What should schools and academy trusts consider before observing remote and face to face lessons in the Covid-19 crisis?
Redundancy payments should be based on pre-furlough pay but what happens where employees have no normal hours?
Employees on maternity leave have special protections which employers should be aware of as they make key workforce decisions in the coming months.
Health and Safety Executive guidance includes advice on supporting vulnerable workers and first aid cover during the pandemic
Key considerations for employers dealing with requests to work differently in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Employers must fund at least 55% of normal wages if claiming under the new scheme.
Government minister says HMRC is working on planning assumption of 5-10% error and fraud rate.
As covid restrictions flux and local lockdowns increase, agile governance is ever more important. What does this mean for schools and academy trusts?
Following lockdown and the phased and full opening of schools, we look at the importance of ensuring your contracts are up-to-date.
Employers cannot claim the Job Retention Bonus where the employee is under notice of termination of employment before 1 February 2021.
We answer the questions most asked by our clients about the recently announced Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday.
Plans include a Job Retention Bonus for employers who keep on furloughed staff and opportunities for young people.
Complaints continue to be received by HMRC about possible furlough fraud by employers.
We consider the ICO’s guidance for organisations conducting testing of employees and provide practical advice for complying with data protection law.
What are the implications of monitoring employee communications in the current crisis?
Some of your questions answered.
With new quarantine rules in force, can employers exercise control over where an employee goes on holiday or whether they go on holiday at all?
The importance of keeping your Will updated and letting people know where it is.
The history of the trade union movement evidences the impact unions have had on protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff.
Government outlines changes to the Job Retention Scheme to take place between July and October 2020.
Our CLH team held a virtual social in May, the theme of which was what the future holds for the sector, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 epidemic.
We look here at whether schools and academy trusts must comply with DfE guidance on the phased wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020.
Employers face potential exposure to claims where furlough results in a reduction in pay.
We summarise here the key elements of the phased wider opening of schools from 1 June 2020, announced by the Government on 11 May 2020.
What happens next? Here are our recommended steps.
Further emergency measures are to be introduced to protect tenants from landlords 'aggressively' pursuing rent arrears.
We consider important steps to take in this lock down period in relation to your property insurance.
We consider the application of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to rural businesses and other Covid-19 related concerns affecting the sector.
What issues does Covid-19 present in the estate planning context?
This article addresses some of the types of insurance potentially relevant during the current COVID-19 pandemic and related effects on businesses.
Executing contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Government has clarified some details of the Job Retention Scheme.
With schools closed, exams cancelled and new guidance issued on almost a daily basis schools are adapting quickly to deal with the current crisis.
Many independent schools are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has issued a series of guidance notes regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on UK pension schemes.
The Covid-19 pandemic is a "black swan" event and lockdown, social distancing and self isolation are the immediate consequences for individuals.
Many employers are facing extremely difficult decisions in the light of the Covid-19 restrictions and are working hard to find solutions.
Charities and social enterprises are grappling with how to manage meetings in this new era of working life.
In these uncertain and unsettling days we are all being forced to consider difficult issues.
Employers need to consider how they will adapt to make sure policies and procedures are applied appropriately during the current circumstances.
Scheme is open to all employers but those receiving continuing public funding to cover wage costs are not expected to use the scheme.