Coronavirus (Covid-19): More furlough!

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What do we already know? At the time of our December Newsletter, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was due to end on 31 March 2021, but the Government had said it would review the CJRS in January 2021 to consider whether to ask employers to contribute more. What’s new? Following further Government announcements: the…
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Coronavirus (Covid-19):  Return of furlough!

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What do we already know? At the time of our October Newsletter Coronavirus (COVID-19): End of Furlough and beyond the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was due to end on 31 October 2020 and the Government was set to introduce its new financial support package for employers, the Job Support Scheme (JSS), to run from…
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): End of Furlough and beyond

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July and August Newsletter Coronavirus (COVID-19): All things furlough – (again!) that the Government started to phase out the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) from 1 August 2020. The CJRS ends on 31 October 2020 and, as a reminder, here’s the timetable of increasing employer…
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Coronavirus (Covid-19): Beyond furlough – Job retention bonus scheme

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What do we already know? We updated you in our July and August Newsletter Coronavirus (COVID-19): Beyond furlough – A plan for jobs that the Government has introduced several measures designed to assist the economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Job Retention Bonus scheme. What’s new? We update you on further…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – All things furlough (again!)

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What do we already know? As explained in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) has been a temporary scheme funded by the Government to create an alternative to implementing redundancies, lay-offs, unpaid leave or other measures employers might otherwise need to…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Beyond furlough; ‘A Plan for Jobs’

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On 8 July 2020 the Government introduced “A Plan for Jobs” (see here).  This included several measures designed to assist the economy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst we await written guidance and specific detail on the schemes (which is due to be announced by the end of July), we’ve highlighted below some…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – All things furlough (again!)

definition of furlough
What do we already know? As explained in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is a temporary scheme funded by the Government to create an alternative to implementing redundancies, lay-offs, unpaid leave or other measures employers might otherwise need to instigate…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): ACAS guidance on disciplinaries and grievances

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ACAS has issued guidance for employers on handling disciplinary and grievance processes during the Coronavirus pandemic (available here). The guidance confirms that employees can still raise a grievance or be subject to a disciplinary whilst they are working from home, following social distancing in the workplace, or on furlough. However, employers must consider if they…
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – All things furlough

definition of furlough
As explained in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is a temporary scheme created as an alternative to implementing redundancies, lay-offs, unpaid leave or other measures employers might otherwise need to instigate during the current crisis. When does the Furlough scheme…
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Government reforms (1):  Coronavirus (COVID-19): All things Furlough – update to FAQs

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At the risk of (over-) loading you with more Coronavirus information, we thought it would helpful to add to our FAQs on its implications for the workplace. We updated you in our April Newsletter All Things Furlough – FAQS and what we know so far on the information we had available to date.  The Government…
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