Covid-19

Withholding statutory sick pay for not vaccinated employees carries a similar risk to introducing a 'no jab, no job' policy. Since August 2021, those who have been double-jabbed and those under 18 are no longer legally required to self-isolate if they when identified as a close...

With the UK now starting to return to normal, many employers are hoping to keep restrictions at bay and ensure extra health and safety measures are in place. The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine free to all adults with those most at risk...

Navigating the world of Covid really has had its twists and turns. With the UK’s travel rules changing today, it’s important to keep up to date on the latest guidance. The government has announced that all double vaccinated adults will no longer have to be...

The Employment Rights Act 1996 (Protection from Detriment in Health and Safety Cases) (Amendment) Order 2021 has come into force in order to extend protection for health and safety detriments to workers (not just employees). An employee can now claim in a tribunal with the position...

With the UK beginning to exit lockdown many employers are now looking into extra health and safety precautions in the form of Covid-19 vaccinating. The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine free to all adults with those most at risk being priority. As an...

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...

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) otherwise known as the furlough scheme, will remain open until the 31st March 2021. For claim periods running to January 2021, employees will receive 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500...