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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

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Redundancy: What dismissals count in numbers for collective consultation?

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Where a business is proposing to make a large number of employees redundant, there is a requirement to enter into collective consultation. The requirement arises where the proposal is to dismiss as redundant 20 employees or more within a 90 day period, and the employer then has to consult with a recognised union or elected representatives. Dismissals cannot take effect for a period of at least 30 days, or 45 days if the number of employees involved is 100 or more.

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Extended Furlough Scheme – More Detail Published

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The government have published a new Treasury Direction which sets out more information on the extended furlough scheme. This covers the scheme from 1st November to 31st January 2021. The details from 1st February until the end of March are to be addressed in a further direction at a later date, indicating it is likely there will be some changes.

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Furlough extension: what does the new guidance say?

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The government has now published further guidance on the extension of the furlough scheme from 1st November 2020. Broadly, the scheme will continue to operate in the same way, but the government contribution will revert to 80% of wages (up to a maximum of £2,500 per month). Employers will require to pay pension contributions and employer NICs for furloughed employees and cannot claim these payments back as part of the scheme.

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Licensing during an unprecedented crisis

Jack Cummins, licensing expert from Miller Samuel Hill Brown and SLLP discusses licensing during an unprecedented crisis. In a new topical discussion with Hey Legal, he answers the following:

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