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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 perio
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 addr
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 maxim
As you may be aware, on Saturday 31st October 2020 the UK government announced that, in light of the new lockdown being introduced in England, the furlough scheme is being extended for a further month and will now end in December 2020. This means tha
Among ever changing guidance, the government recently announced a new Job Support Scheme to take effect on 1st November 2020. Originally announced at the end of September, it was extended to support businesses required to close and, as of last week,
The UK Government announced yesterday afternoon (22 October 2020) that government contributions under the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be increased. Originally, employers were expected to pay up to 33% of the cost of the unworked hours of their
In March 2020, working from home became much more prevalent very suddenly. As time goes on, it appears it could be the ‘new normal’ for many for a while yet and remains the default position where possible.Given this position may continue for some tim
The Chancellor has announced that the previously announced Job Support Scheme (see our previous blog on this) will be expanded to support UK businesses required to close due to government coronavirus restrictions.This means that businesses whose prem
Earlier this year, the Chancellor announced that employers would be able to claim a ‘Job Retention Bonus’ of £1,000 for furloughed employees who remained in employment in January 2021. The government has now published further guidance on who is eligi
Last week, the Chancellor announced a new ‘Job Support Scheme’ to support the retention of jobs once the existing furlough scheme ends on 31st October 2020. Detailed guidance on the new scheme is yet to be published, but the government has produced a
Given it is anticipated that there may be significant numbers of redundancies in the months to come, a recent decision in Aramark Ltd v Fernandes is of interest. In essence, this decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal found that, in a situation w
The list of countries being removed from the UK and Scotland’s safe travel lists is ever increasing: the most recent news being that seven Greek Islands are no longer ‘safe’ and travellers will have to quarantine on return.At time of writing, the Sco