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Coming out of Lockdown – case studies

As we progress through the government’s ‘roadmap’ of exiting lockdown, we’ve been catching up with some of our clients to see what this next chapter is likely to look like …

Furlough Scheme update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough) Changes Effective 1st July 2021

As announced in the Budget today, from 1 July 2021, the level of the furlough grant will be reduced. From the 1st July 2021 you will be asked to contribute …

Step-by-step plan to ease restrictions in England

The Prime Minister announced to Parliament on Monday 22 February, the government’s roadmap to cautiously ease lockdown restrictions in England. It published a four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England …

COVID-19 vaccine

Can I insist on my employees having the COVID vaccine?

With the COVID-19 vaccine rollout well underway, we look at whether an employer can insist on their employees being vaccinated when it is offered to them. There are many things …

COVID-19 workplace testing

Using COVID-19 rapid testing in your business

If you run a business (registered in England), you can register to order COVID-19 tests for employees who cannot work from home. The programme is designed to test workers without …

Furlough Scheme extended to 30 April 2021

In a bid to provide some certainty into the New Year, in these incredibly uncertain times, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced the furlough scheme is being extended for an …

Recovery Measures - Rishi Sunak Announces new spending measures

How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

CJRS Grant – 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 CJRS …

CJRS – Updated guidance and new Treasury Direction

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 …

Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

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 …

Furlough scheme extended until end of March 2021

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 …

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Chancellor Cuts Job Support Scheme Employer Contributions

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 Extended

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 …

Does it really feel like Christmas?

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, …

Purple Tuesday 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.  …

Employee Overseas Travel

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 …

Ledger Business Solutions 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 …

Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme

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 …

Job Support Scheme

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 …

Quickfire Digital 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 …

MAD-HR 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 …

Coming out of Lockdown – case studies

As we progress through the government’s ‘roadmap’ of exiting lockdown, we’ve been catching up with some of our clients to see what this next chapter is likely to look like …

Signs you’re getting the best from your HR consultancy

Without a doubt, outsourcing your HR services to an experienced, trusted Human Resources consultancy can save both time and money. HR consultants can have a significant impact on your business …

Are you thinking about redundancies?

If your company needs to restructure or develop its business in a different way, you may need to evaluate the current and future requirements of job roles and skills necessary …

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