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Extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Announced

29th May 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Leadership

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme Today (29‌‌ May) the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced further details about the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and its impact on the furloughing arrangements. The key...

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Returning to work webinar

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

26th May 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Leadership

Returning to Work Webinar As the Government begins to ease lock-down measures for businesses, we need to prepare for the time when all business can fully return to work. Along with Birketts Solicitors we have...

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal

26th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership, Payroll

Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal Employers will be able to make claims through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal from 26 May to reclaim SSP paid to current or former employees. The repayment...

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Covid-19 Preparing for a Return to the Workplace Flowchart

Coronavirus: Return to Work Flowchart & Checklist

21st May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

On 10 May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work, while the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have continued the period of lockdown....

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Returning to Work after Lockdown

Returning to Work – In the New Norm’

21st May 2020
Change Management, Coronavirus, Human Resources, Leadership

Returning to Work Right now, the focus for many businesses is to keep their organisation afloat, exhausting new sales opportunities and fighting other impacts and challenges being presented by the Coronavirus pandemic - like returning...

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Latest furlough and holiday pay guidance

Latest Furlough and Holiday Pay Guidance

14th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership, Payroll

The Government has clarified issues relating to furlough and holiday pay in guidance published yesterday (13 May) by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. While it was confirmed last month that furloughed workers could...

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Coronavirus New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

Coronavirus: New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures

13th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Leadership

New ACAS Guidance on Disciplinary & Grievance Procedures As a result of the ongoing pandemic, ACAS have updated their guidance to employers so that there is clarity on the effect of social distancing on Disciplinary...

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ob Retention Scheme - extended to October 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extended

12th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Job Retention Scheme Extended The Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for all regions and sectors across the UK economy and will; continue until the...

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Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End

12th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Coronavirus Lockdown is Beginning to End As the Government begins to share its plans to ease the lockdown and reopen workplaces, it is clear that leadership, trust and careful planning will play a vital role...

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Top-up to local business grant funds scheme

Local Business Grant Funds Scheme

2nd May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Top-up to Local Business Grant Funds Scheme Announced 1 May 2020: If you were outside of the scope of the Covid-19 Business Grant funds scheme then the extra funding announced yesterday “could” be good news...

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Online Skills Toolkit Launched

Online Skills Toolkit Launched

28th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Online Skills Toolkit Launched The Department for Education, has launched a new online learning platform – the skills toolkit to build skills in the UK during the Coronavirus outbreak and beyond. With more people expected...

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Bounce Back Loans

Small Businesses Boosted by Bounce Back Loans

28th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Bounce Back Loans On 27th April 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new Bounce back scheme which should be a quicker and easy solution for those in need of smaller loans.  You will recall...

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Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture

Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture

24th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Solution to Address the Need for Seasonal Labour in Agriculture With the no immediate end to the Pandemic in sight and a crop that needs to be harvested, Defra has launched a new website which...

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Coronavirus Health and Wellness Guide

Coronavirus – Health and Well-being Guide

24th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Health and Well-being Guide Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at or working from home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely....

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What financial support is available to you

What Financial Support is Available to You?

23rd Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

What Financial Support is Available to You? With the plethora of support available through the Government as a result of the Convid-19 pandemic - you may now be somewhat confused to know what are your...

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Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses

21st Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Chancellor Expands Loan Scheme for Large Businesses A UK government-backed loan scheme for large businesses affected by coronavirus has been expanded to cover all viable firms, the Chancellor announced today (21st April 2020). Outlining further...

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After Covid-19 Webinar 30th April 2020

Coming Out of Covid-19 Stronger Than Ever?

21st Apr 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Human Resources, Leadership

Webinar - After Covid-19 How can you use your time now so that after Covid-19 your business comes out stronger than ever before? Many businesses have battened down the hatches, furloughed team members and are...

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Innovative Firm Package

£1.25 Billion Support Package for Innovative Firms

20th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Leadership

Support for Innovative Firms UK businesses driving innovation and development will be helped through the coronavirus outbreak with a £1.25 billion government support package, the Chancellor announced today (20th April 2020). The package, called the...

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Step By Step Guide on How to Make Your JRS Claim

18th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Human Resources

Step By Step Guide on How to Make Your JRS Claim The Government have released further a step by step guide on how to make your claim for a grant under the Job Retention Scheme. The...

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JRS Extension Image

Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme

17th Apr 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, Leadership, Payroll

Government Confirms Extension to the JRS Scheme Claims were originally permitted for periods to 31 May 2020 but due to the extension of social distancing restrictions for at least a further 3 weeks the Chancellor...

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