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Summer statement 2020 – a quick look at the Chancellor’s key employment-related points

Summer statement 2020 – a quick look at the Chancellor’s key employment-related points Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon Britain has now entered the second phase of the Government’s economic response to the coronavirus crisis. At lunchtime yesterday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his summer statement. In his opening remarks, he confirmed he would...
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The Right to be Safe in an Unsafe World

The Right to be Safe in an Unsafe World Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn As lockdown restrictions begin to relax, and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme crawls towards an eventual conclusion, employees are gradually returning to work across the UK. However, the threat of Coronavirus has not yet been fully quashed and fears of a...
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Flexible Furlough Scheme – Immediate Questions

Flexible Furlough Scheme – Immediate Questions Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn On Saturday morning the government released several updates to their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) guidance following Rishi Sunak’s announcements the previous week. We have sifted through the information to address some of your most immediate questions. Can I place any more employees...
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Mark Alaszewski  The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is entering its final phases and thanks to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement on Friday we now have a better idea of what the scheme will look like until its withdrawal on 31st October 2020. 10 June 2020 – ‘Cut-Off’...
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Requiring Furloughed Employees to Take Annual Leave

Requiring Furloughed Employees to Take Annual Leave Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author –  Adam McGlynn The government has published new guidance on the interaction between annual leave and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This finally provides an answer to the much-debated question ‘ ‘Can an employer require its workers to use annual leave entitlement while...
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Furlough extended – again

Furlough extended – again Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author –  Rebecca Mahon At lunchtime today Rishi Sunak confirmed that the coronavirus job retention scheme (or “furlough” scheme) will be extended to the end of October. This announcement comes not much more than 24 hours after Boris Johnson announced that if you can’t work from home,...
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BREAKING NEWS: Furlough Scheme extended by four months

BREAKING NEWS: Furlough Scheme extended by four months Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty This afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention (“Furlough”) Scheme will be extended to October. Employees unable to work due to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak will continue to receive 80% of their monthly...
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HMRC launches online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC launches online portal for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author – Adam Mcglynn The long-awaited day is here. As of 20 April employers are able to access funds from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) to reimburse wage costs for employees placed on furlough leave. Accompanying the launch has been...
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Holidaying at Home – Confirmation of annual leave treatment under the Job Retention Scheme

Holidaying at Home – Confirmation of annual leave treatment under the Job Retention Scheme Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author – Rebecca Mahon We reported towards the end of the day on Friday that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or “furlough” scheme, would be extended to 30th June 2020. Just as we thought there would be no...
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Furlough for Longer – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

Furlough for Longer – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author – Adam Mcglynn The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) is being extended and will now last until 31 June 2020. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced that the Scheme’s end date will be postponed to reflect...
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