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How to claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme?

1st Dec 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawHuman 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 Scheme rules. Make sure that you have downloaded the guide today. Further information can be found on our Coronavirus HR Support Hub.

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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, PayrollRedundancy

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 2021, outlines how it will operate between 1 November 2020 and 31 January 2021. This is the fourth Treasury Direction to be issued on this matter. Together, the Treasury Directions form the legal framework for...

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Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

Extended Furlough Scheme Details Released

11th Nov 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, PayrollRedundancy

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 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.  This scheme is more generous than the arrangements under the Flexible Furlough Scheme in September and October. The...

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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, RedundancyUncategorised

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 a month and this arrangement will be reviewed in January 2021. The scheme, in which employees receive four-fifths of their current salary up to a maximum of £2,500 of hours not worked, was originally scheduled...

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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, RedundancyTraining

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 a significant cause of frustration.  You will have had those days when you wish you could wave your magic wand and make all of it go away, in comes your fairy godmother in the guise...

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Job Support Scheme Extended

Job Support Scheme Extended

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

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 the shortfall of wages (capped at £697.72pm) for employees who were working reduced hours, but working at least 33% of their normal (pre-furlough) hours. The employer would contribute a further 1/3rd of the shortfall, and...

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Employee Overseas travel

Employee Overseas Travel

29th Sep 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR ResourcesHuman 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 list over the past few months, resulting in returning travellers from those destinations, being placed into self-isolation on their return. This has not only had a general impact on the wider population but also employee...

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Job Support Scheme

Furlough replacement – The Job Support Scheme

24th Sep 2020
Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR ResourcesPayroll

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 Retention Scheme which ends on 31 October 2020. Whilst businesses continue to deal with the impact of reduced income and challenging trading conditions due to COVID-19, there was some hope that an improvement was on...

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furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments

30th Jul 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, PayrollRedundancy

Furloughed workers get full redundancy payments The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced this morning (30th July 2020) that it is bringing in a new law to ensure all furloughed employees receive redundancy payments at 100% of their normal pay, rather than a reduced furlough rate. Throughout the pandemic, the government has urged businesses to do right by their employees and pay those being made redundant based...

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Redundancy Getting it right guide

Redundancy Getting It Right

28th Jul 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employment LawRedundancy

Making someone redundant is one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do – and for the sake of your business, you need to balance the need to get it right legally as well as skilfully manage the emotional impact that always ensues for the team member affected and their colleagues. Lockdown has posed a number of difficulties for businesses, many business owners, even with the support offered by...

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Employees returning from Spain

Employees returning from Spain

27th Jul 2020
Absence Management, Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employee Handbook, Employment Law, Human Resources, MAD-HR NewsPayroll

Employees returning from Spain Employees returning from Spain Following a significant change over the last week in both the level and pace of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Spain has been removed from the list of countries where people do not have to self-isolate when arriving into the UK. As a result, the Government has recently re-imposed strict measures for anyone including employees returning from Spain, amid an increase in coronavirus cases in the...

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Employee Handbook

Employee Handbooks

14th Jul 2020
Business, Employee Engagement, Employee HandbookEmployment Law

Employee Handbook – why have one? To some the employee handbook seems like an unwieldy document that gets dusted off and referred to when things go wrong like insurance policy terms and to others it forms the backbone of the employment journey, acting as a guide to employees and managers alike from induction through to termination. Either way, a well worded, comprehensive employee handbook  not only provides legal protection for...

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Suffolk Pro Help

New members of Suffolk ProHelp

10th Jul 2020
Business, Employment Law, HR Resources, Human Resources, Onboarding Employees, Online HRRecruitment

Suffolk ProHelp - Why we offered our services Suffolk ProHelp provides professional support and expertise to the voluntary sector and have been doing so since 2001. They have almost 40 member firms and MAD-HR are delighted to be one of those who have joined in offering local voluntary and community groups professional HR Services on a pro-bono basis. As providers of premier outsourced HR services we offer a comprehensive HR solution...

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Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

Full details of the Flexible Furlough Scheme as at 12.06.20

13th Jun 2020
Business, CoronavirusEmployment Law

Flexible Furlough Scheme Update A Coronavirus Job Retention scheme update was announced on 29th May and we have been eagerly awaiting the detail of the new Flexible Furlough Scheme which was posted on the Government website last night (12th June). Under the Flexible Furlough Scheme (FFS), to support the ease of the lock-down, the employee no longer needs to avoid doing any work for the employer but can work some...

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Parents returning to work after extended leave eligible for furlough

Parents eligible for furlough after extended leave

9th Jun 2020
Absence Management, CoronavirusEmployment Law

Parents eligible for furlough People on statutory paternity and maternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for the Government’s furlough scheme, HM Treasury announced today (9 June). parents on statutory maternity and paternity leave who return to work in the coming months will be eligible for furlough scheme even after 10 June cut-off date Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will close to new entrants at...

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Managing Annual Leave e-Learning Course MAD-HR

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave

1st Jun 2020
e-learning, Employee Benefits, Employment LawHuman Resources

FREE email course on Managing Annual Leave Course updated 2020 to include Good Work Plan We have put together this easy to follow, legally accurate FREE email course to support you as an employer so that you know all that you need to manage annual leave. This course has been updated to include the recent changes contained within the Good Work Plan. Simply, sign up below and you will receive...

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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 LawLeadership

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 details in his announcement are are outlined below: Flexible furloughing From 1‌‌ July 2020, you’ll have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part-time – with the Government continuing to pay 80%...

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Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations

28th May 2020
Business, Coronavirus, Employee Benefits, Employment Law, Human Resources, LeadershipPayroll

Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme Portal & Amendment to SSP Regulations 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 will cover up to 2 weeks starting from the first qualifying day of sickness, if an employee is unable to work because they either: have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms cannot...

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Returning to work webinar

Returning to Work Webinar with Birketts

26th May 2020
Business, Change Management, Coronavirus, Employment LawLeadership

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 prepared this Returning to Work webinar which discusses the legal, HR and Health and Safety aspects of Returning to Work. Charlotte Bate and Carole Burman, Directors of MAD-HR are joined by the Birketts team made...

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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, LeadershipPayroll

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 take annual leave without breaking furlough, many questions remained regarding whether an employer could require staff to take holiday, and the status of temporary and agency staff was also still unclear. What is great about...

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