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SSP Rebate Scheme to Close

The COVID-19 SSP Rebate Scheme will close with effect from 30 September 2021.

This scheme has allowed employers with fewer than 250 employees (as o...

Can you Dismiss an Employee who is not Vaccinated against COVID-19?

It was widely reported on 6 August 2021 that CNN dismissed three employees for attending on...

COVID-19 & The Coroner’s Court

As the UK approaches another grim milestone of registering nearly 130,000 deaths due to COVID-19*, significant pressures have been placed upon those working...

Testing Times for Separated Families

The pandemic has raised significant issues for separated parents who have had to struggle with making decisions for their children, often in the face of obje...

Shielding to be Paused

Shielding is to be paused in England and Wales with effect from 1 April 2021.

The clinically extremely vulnerable were last advised to shield in En...

Furlough Scheme Extended to 30 April 2021

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended for an extra month, until the end of April 2021.

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Child Arrangements Over The Christmas Period – How Does This Work With The Christmas Bubble?

Christmas is a special time of year for families, especially children. This year will be unlike any other we have experienced before due to the unfortunate C...

Distribution Agreements

Distribution agreements are the framework for commercial relationships between suppliers and distributors. They are very common within the commercial world a...

Furlough Claims - Time Limits

You might be aware of the new (quite short) timescales for lodging claims with HMRC for payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS&rdqu...

The New CJRS Treasury Direction

On 13 November, HM Treasury published its fifth Read More

CJRS – Updated Guidance

As promised, the government updated its guidance on the furlough scheme on 10 November. The latest guidance for employers is Read More

Wedding or Alarm Bells?

Confirmed cases of coronavirus are on the rise and greater restrictions are, once again, being imposed by the UK Government and...

Furlough Scheme Extended to March 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”), also known as the furlough scheme, will remain open not just until December, as originally announc...

Extension to the CJRS

On 31 October 2020, HM Treasury announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS"), which was due to come to an end that day, would be ex...

Amendment to the Job Support Scheme

HM Treasury has today announced that the Government contribution to employers’ wage costs under the Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) for open bus...

Seven Months on and I'm Still Juggling the Balls!

Unbelievably five months ago I wrote about the challenges faced working and adapting to “lockdown” because of COVID-19 and now we are somehow in...

Extension to the Job Support Scheme

On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced the Job Support Scheme (“JSS”), as explained Read More

Guidance on the Job Retention Bonus

On 8 July 2020, the Chancellor announced that employers will be paid a £1,000 Job Retention Bonus (“JRB”) for each employee they bring back...

Shielding - Updated Guidance

Public Health England (“PHE”) has updated its guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid-19.<...

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16 Oct 2020

Shielding - Updated Guidance

Public Health England (“PHE”) has updated its guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinica...

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