Covid-19

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021 following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring budget. The Job Retention Scheme otherwise known as furlough, has been extended to help all of the industries remaining closed until June 2021. This scheme has protected lots...

We would advise all employers to check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus. You may be able to use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees’ coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). This is because...

Returning to work post-lockdown can be hard for many employees, especially if you’re now in month 6 of the furlough scheme. Turning your routine upside down again can be tough both mentally and physically, so as an employer you need to be aware of this. To...

Following the flexible furlough scheme, chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced phase two of recovery and the plan for jobs. This is a set of measures to help reduce unemployment within the UK. Since Covid-19 has been one of the greatest threats causing thousands of deaths, the...

We spend a great deal of our time at work, sometimes over 40 hours a week. Post lockdown, you need to be conscious of your employees’ mental health and wellbeing. Returning to work can be tough. Getting back into the swing of working with the...

Since the end of March, the term ‘furlough’ has become a common phrase. HMRC and the Government have been regularly updating us with information surrounding this scheme otherwise known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. HMRC has stated, “8.7 million employments have been supported through...

The Government has published a set of eight guides. These are aimed at helping employers to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the main requirements is for employers to conduct a COVID-19 risk assessment. Should you have over 50 employees, you’re expected to...

In the ever-changing world we currently live in and circumstances like we’ve never seen before, it’s important to stay positive and up to date on new guidance being released almost daily. The Government will slowly close acknowledged cracks in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. One...