coronavirus job retention scheme

Furloughed employees to receive redundancy and notice pay based on full not furlough pay

The Government has published the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020 which come into force on 31 July. The Regulations ensure that employees who have been furloughed receive statutory redundancy pay, statutory notice pay, unfair dismissal compensation and certain other statutory payments based on their normal wages, rather than …

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Chancellor announces a new Plan for Jobs

The Chancellor has today made a statement in the House of Commons setting out his Plan for Jobs to protect, support and create employment going forward. In summary: Confirmed end of CJRS: The Chancellor recognises that the CJRS has been a lifeline for millions but states that it cannot, and should not, go on forever.  …

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Government publishes details of the next phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Today, in line with the Chancellor’s 29 May 2020 announcement, HMRC has finally published new guidance (8 documents in total) on the next phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).  This will be welcome news to employers who can now start to move further forward with their plans for economic recovery and assess the …

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COVID-19: Latest Government announcements – What now for employers?

In a much trailed statement on Sunday evening, Boris Johnson made a number of announcements about the Government’s proposals for easing lockdown and facilitating a return to work.  The statement was widely expected to clarify the immediate way forward for businesses and to be accompanied by the publication of guidance to assist employers to understand …

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