June 2020


This month we would like to share with you the latest news within Cluer HR, as well as keeping you up to date with developments in the world of HR and employment law as they occur.

It’s all part of the service. We hope you find it useful. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.


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The Government has published a set of eight guides. These are aimed at helping employers to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are required to conduct a COVID-19 risk assessment. If you have over 50 employees, you’re expected to publish these results online.

Read more here.


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The CJRS has been extended for a further 4 months, up to 31st October 2020. From 1st August 2020, the CJRS will become increasingly flexible and part-time furloughing will be permitted. Employers will also have to share the costs.

There are a few finer details to be announce in the coming weeks however below we have listed the top line points from the recently updated government website:

  1. The 10thJune 2020 will be the last day that employers can place employees on furlough.
  2. From 1stJuly, ‘flexible furlough’ is being introduced. This means employees will be able to work part-time and be furloughed part-time.  Businesses will decide how that will work.
  3. From 1stAugust, employers will be required to pay employee’s national insurance contributions and pension contributions. These can no longer be reclaimed through the CJRS.
  4. From 1stSeptember, the government will only reimburse 70% of employees salary (up to a maximum of £2,190). Employers are required to top-up employees pay to 80%(or more, depending on what the employer agreed with the employee).
  5. From 1stOctober, the government will only reimburse 60% of employees salary (up to a maximum of £1,875), and employers will be required to continue to top up to 80% (or more).
  6. The furlough scheme will close on 31stOctober 2020.


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HMRC has at last provided some clarity on the issue of taking annual leave while on furlough. The Employees’ Guidance now states that it is possible to take annual leave while on furlough, with the employer having to ‘top up’ to 100% of normal pay.

Read more here.


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A new perspective has been opened up in the world of work, with a light shining on what’s important in life. So, how might this impact the future world of work?

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