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How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

1st Dec 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, Human Resources

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

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CJRS – Updated guidance and new Treasury Direction as at 13.11.20

14th Nov 2020
Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Payroll, Redundancy

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS") guidance and a corresponding Treasury Direction were published on 13 November 2020. The Treasury Direction, which formally extends the CJRS from 1 November 2020 until 31 March...

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Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

11th Nov 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Payroll, Redundancy

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) will remain open until 31 March 2021. For claim periods running to January 2021, eligible employees will receive...

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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until end of March 2021

Furlough scheme extended until end of March 2021

5th Nov 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Payroll, Redundancy, Uncategorised

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will extend the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021. Mr Sunak said the scheme will pay up to 80% of a person's wage up to £2,500...

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Chancellor Cuts Job Support Scheme Employer Contributions

Chancellor Cuts Job Support Scheme Employer Contributions

22nd Oct 2020
Coronavirus, HR Resources, Human Resources, Payroll

NB – This information was superseded by the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today (22nd October 2020) announced a further amendment to the Job Support Scheme, which is...

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Outsourced HR

Outsourced HR

13th Oct 2020
Absence Management, Change Management, Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, Employee Handbook, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Leadership, Onboarding Employees, Online HR, Recruitment, Redundancy, Training

Outsourced HR Considering outsourcing your HR? Take a look at this before you decide. We all know that issues with staff can be incredibly time consuming and these non income generating activities, although important, can become...

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Job Support Scheme Extended

Job Support Scheme Extended

9th Oct 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Redundancy

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the Jobs Support Scheme, which is due to begin on 1 November 2020. Last month, the Government announced how the Jobs Support Scheme would contribute 1/3rd of...

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Staff Party Planning in a Pandemic

Does it really feel like Christmas?

30th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Events, Human Resources

Staff Party Planning during a pandemic For those involved in staff party planning they would normally be breathing a sigh of relief by the end of August for having completed, what can be seen by...

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Purple Tuesday Regional Business Spotlight

Purple Tuesday Spotlight

29th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

Purple Tuesday Spotlight Purple Tuesday is about to celebrate its ninth birthday. Based in Norwich, with a team of thirteen, the software house supports a wide range sectors and industries.  Having a broad client base,...

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Employee Overseas travel

Employee Overseas Travel

29th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources

How to Manage Employee Overseas Travel During Covid-19 As part of the Government’s plan to reduce the rise of Coronavirus infections across the UK, we have seen a number of counties placed on the quarantine...

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Ledger Business Solutions Spotlight

Ledger Business Solutions Spotlight

25th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

Ledger Business Solutions Spotlight Mark Ledger, Principal of Ledger Business Solutions works with owner-managed and family-owned SMEs throughout East Anglia. Whilst he describes himself as a Portfolio Finance Director, the title does not give justice...

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Job Support Scheme

Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme

24th Sep 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Payroll

Furlough replacement - The Job Support Scheme The Chancellor has announced a new Job Support Scheme (JSS), which is to run from November 1st 2020 for 6 months and will replace the current Coronavirus Job...

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Job Support Scheme

Job Support Scheme

24th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Human Resources

Announced today the Job Support Scheme The Chancellor Rishi Sunak today outlined additional government support through the Job Support Scheme to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. Delivering a...

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Quickfire Digital Spotlight

Quickfire Digital Spotlight

20th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

Quickfire Digital Spotlight Nathan Lomax started providing marketing and web services whilst still at school. Some ten years later, he is now one of three founders of Quickfire Digital: a web development and design agency....

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MAD-HR Spotlight

MAD-HR Spotlight

14th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

MAD-HR Spotlight Our MAD-HR Spotlight feature looks at a businesses most valuable asset - its employees. We also investigate the role the virus has played in turning businesses into either a hare, a tortoise or...

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Safepoint Spotlight

Safepoint – Spotlight

4th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

Safepoint Spotlight The focus for Safepoint is employee protection and safety, by providing technology-based solutions to concerns with lone working. Launched successfully in 2019, they intended to do a marketing campaign in the first quarter...

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Full Time HR Consultant Ipswich

3rd Sep 2020
HR Resources, Join Us, MAD-HR News

Founded in 2014, MAD-HR has built a reputation as a great place to work and we are looking for an Ipswich based HR consultant to join the team on a full time basis to meet...

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KICKSTART Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

2nd Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Human Resources, Recruitment

Kickstart Scheme Goes Live In the Chancellor’s Summer Statement, he announced that the Government will be supporting the UK’s economic recovery, with a number of measures which includes the Kickstart Scheme. This is a £2...

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HR Strategy

Why Now Is The Time to Review Your HR Strategy

2nd Sep 2020
Business, Employee Engagement, HR Resources, Human Resources, Leadership, Recruitment

HR Strategy An HR Strategy is critical to ensure the success of your business plan.  It ensures that you have your most important asset - your people – in place to achieve the goals you...

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The Big Drop Brewing Co.

Big Drop Brewing Co – Spotlight

30th Aug 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Spotlight

Big Drop Brewing Co. James Kindred and Rob Fink founded Big Drop Brewing Co in 2016: a radical change from their previous careers of web design and law. Driven by their own desire to see...

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