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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.

Furlough for working parents

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When it was announced at the start of the year that schools would be closing and further lockdowns implemented, trade unions called on employers to furlough working parents who were struggling with childcare.

Employment Law: What to Expect in 2021

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As we begin 2021, this week’s blog looks ahead to some of the anticipated developments in employment law this year.

Furlough extended to April 2021

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Yesterday the Chancellor announced an extension of the furlough scheme to 30th April 2021. It had been previously indicated that the level of contribution paid by the government would be reviewed in January, and potentially tapered as it was in September through October this year before the scheme was eventually extended. The announcement yesterday confirmed that the level of contribution will not change, and will remain at 80% through to the end of the scheme in April.

Employing EU workers after Brexit: New Points Based System

writing 1149962 1920The Brexit transition period ends on 31st December 2020, with a new points based immigration system coming into force on 1st January 2021 for anyone coming to the UK for work. Many UK businesses employ EU citizens, so what happens to them from 1st January 2021?