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Covid and Sick Pay | Essential HR Guide for Businesses

Covid and Sick Pay | Essential HR Guide for Businesses

With an increasing number of businesses becoming operational again and with an end to the furlough scheme in sight in the not very distant future, the issue of covid and sick pay, sickness absence, sickness-related absence and entitlement to SSP will be at the forefront for many employers. Covid and Sick Pay | What is […]

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Annual Leave During Furlough | Employers Guide

Annual Leave During Furlough | Employers Guide

HMRC have now resolved ambiguities regarding annual leave in the time of coronavirus once and for all with a new piece of guidance which specifically address holiday pay and entitlement. The guidance which expands upon the very brief information previously provided by HMRC, confirms both that annual leave can be taken without interrupting the period […]

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Recalling Employees from Furlough | FAQs for Employers

Recalling Employees from Furlough | FAQs for Employers

The Government have now set out their plans to ease the lockdown, one of which was to actively encourage the nation to return to work where it is safe to do so – if the work cannot be done from home. Many UK employers will already have been considering strategies for re-opening and recalling employees […]

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Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures During COVID-19

Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures During COVID-19

Despite many UK businesses still being affected by lockdown restrictions, this can’t be used as an excuse to bypass the rules or cut corners when it comes to Disciplinary and Grievance procedures. Aside from some specific amendments to legislation as a response to the outbreak, unless advised otherwise officially by the Government, the law remains […]

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Employment Tribunal Review | Essential Guide for Employers

Employment Tribunal Review | Essential Guide for Employers

The Law Commission has recently conducted an employment tribunal review and has published its report on the tribunal structure, putting forward a series of 23 recommendations. Whilst some points are rather niche and will have limited impact on the vast amount of claims, there are some points which will have widespread impact on businesses and […]

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Adult Social Care Action Plan | COVID-19 Essential Guide

Adult Social Care Action Plan | COVID-19 Essential Guide

On the 15th April 2020, the Government published a new ‘action plan’ for the Adult Social Care Sector. The new plan also includes expansion of the care workforce through a recruitment campaign that will be backed by a new online learning platform to up-skill new care workers. Main Aims of the Adult Social Care Action […]

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Job Retention Scheme | Furlough Advice for Employers

Job Retention Scheme | Furlough Advice for Employers

The Government have made several updates to their guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which has brought some welcome clarity to some aspects of the scheme. In addition, on 15th April, the Treasury published a direction to HMRC which provided further details of the rules of the scheme (Treasury Direction). As of 17 […]

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Veterinary Care and Covid-19 | Essential Guidance

Veterinary Care and Covid-19 | Essential Guidance

Following the Prime Ministers announcement on the 23rd March 2020, veterinary care and services have been confirmed as one of the sectors classed as an essential service. Our safety team have reviewed the key current guidance and put together a round-up of essential advice for the veterinary care sector. Veterinary Care Sector | Key Safety […]

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