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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...

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.<...

New Coronavirus Regulations - What Employers Need to Know

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The Job Support Scheme

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Job Retention Bonus

On 31 July 2020, HMRC published a policy paper providing fur...

Full Redundancy & Notice Pay for Furloughed Employees

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Virus Isolation Period Extended from 7 to 10 Days But Shielding to End in England

The UK chief medical officer has announced that those with officially recognised symptoms of coronavirus, or who have otherwise tested positive for the virus...

Quarantine and Employment

The Government has stipulated that all those travelling into the UK from Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, from 26 July onwards must self-iso...

CJRS & Notice Pay

We have been asked regularly since the inception of the CJRS whether employees who are furloughed can be made redundant and, if so, whether a grant can be cl...

New Treasury Direction Covers Flexible Furlough

On 25 June HM Treasury issued a further Read More

CJRS - Guidance Updated on 12 June

The government updated its guidance on its “furlough scheme”, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), on 12 June to reflect changes announce...

Furlough and Return from Family Leave

The government announced on 29 May that from 1 July the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “furlough scheme”) can be utilised only in respect...

Test & Trace & SSP

Under the Test and Trace system that launched on 28 May, a person who has been noti...

New CJRS Treasury Direction

On Friday 22 May 2020 the Treasury published a further Direction (dated 20 May) modifying the legal framework for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)...

Changes to the CJRS

The Chancellor has announced reforms to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).  We are awaiting updates to the Treasury Direction (the formal rule...

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

A new online service will be launched on 26 May for eligible employers to recover coronavirus-related statutory sick pay (SSP) that they have paid to their e...

Holiday & COVID-19

The government has published guidance on workers' entit...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended to End of October

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced today that the Job Retention Scheme will be extended to the end of October.

There are to be no changes i...

SMP and Other Family Leave Payments for Furloughed Employees

Entitlement to, and the rate of, maternity allowance and statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and parental bereavement pay depend on an...

CJRS - Latest Guidance and Treasury Direction

 

After it was announced on 17 April that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) has been extended from 31 May 2020 t...

Statutory Sick Pay and Shielding

On 16 April the legislation relating to statutory sick pay (“SSP”) was amended, with retrospective effect from 13 March, so that a person will be...

Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HM Treasury has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the ‘furlough scheme’) has been extended from 31 May 2020 to the end of June...

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Fourth Version of Guidance

The government has published the fourth version of its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”). The full guidance for emp...

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Third Version of Guidance

 

The government published its third update to guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) late on 9 April. Th...

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Further Update

 

 

The government last published updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) on Read More

COVID-19 Guidance Relating to Apprentices

The government has published further guidance for apprentices, as well as for employers, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and external...

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Further Details

The government published update guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“the Scheme”) on 4 April.

The main points are these:-...

National Minimum Wage

National Minimum Wage rates are to increase from 1 April.

The National Living Wage (for over...

Agricultural Minimum Wage (Wales)

The Agricultural Wages (Wales) Order 2020 was made on 27 March 2020 and will come into force on 1 April 2020. This Order replaces the Agricultural Wages (Wal...

Statutory Sick Pay and Coronavirus

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Chancellor made a series of announcements in relation to statutory sick pay (“SSP”) in his budget addre...

The Coronavirus Job Protection Scheme

On 20 March the chancellor announced a package of temporary measures to support people and businesses in the wake of disruption caused by the Covid-19 outbre...

Workers and TUPE

An employment tribunal has held for the first time, in the case of Dewhurst v Revisecatch Ltd, that workers who are not engaged under contracts of employment...

Extension of Off-Payroll Working Rules Postponement

The government announced yesterday that the extension of off-payroll working rules to medium and large companies in the private sector is being postponed unt...

Employers’ Duty to Keep Records Relating to the National Minimum Wage and TUPE

Employers have a duty to keep sufficient records to establish that their workers have received the national minimum wage. These records must be kept for thre...

Limits on Tribunal Awards and Statutory Payments to Increase from April 2019

Employment Tribunal compensation limits will increase on 6 April 2019.

The maximum amount of a week's pay, used to calculate statutory redundan...

Management is More than Just a Job Title

An issue I frequently come across is where an employee, due to creditable performance in their current role, is promoted into a ma...

Monitoring Employees’ Private Communications

The European Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday that it is possible for employers to justify reading workers’ private online messages.

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Employment Tribunal Fees Abolished

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in a case brought by UNISON that Employment Tribunal Fees were unlawful since their introduction on 29 July 2013 and...

Marks & Spencer Employment Tribunal Case Published in National Press

A client of Lanyon Bowdler has had her success in her Employment Tribunal claims against previous employer Marks & Spencer published in the Read More

High Court Finds Recruitment Consultancy's Restrictive Covenants To Be Enforceable

Businesses with employees who could potentially be a commercial threat should they leave their employment often make use of restrictive covenants to restrict...

Accrued Holiday on Termination of Employment

An employment tribunal has held that payments in lieu of untaken statutory holiday on termination of employment must be calculated to reflect normal pay.

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Reimbursement of Employment Tribunal Fees

As we have reported previously here, on 26 July 2017 the Supreme Court held that the...

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14 Sep 2018

Reimbursement of Employment Tribunal Fees

As we have reported previously here, on 26 Ju...

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