COVID-19

COVID-19: Returning to work – Top 10 issues for employers

Businesses may not yet be able to fully open their doors and resume operations as before; however, for some, the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to break through. While it may still be some time until it’s ‘business as usual’, now that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is up and …

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Regular update on COVID-19 developments for employers

This page will be regularly updated with the latest developments impacting on UK employers seeking to manage the impact of the Coronavirus crisis on their workforce. For information on lock-down and business closures: Organisation Guidance Date published/updated Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Guidance: Further businesses and premises to close March 2020 N/a Full …

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Treasury Direction: More questions than answers?

In the three weeks since HMRC first issued detailed guidance on the terms of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”), that guidance has changed 3 times, first on 4 April, again on 9 April and then again on 15 April. Employers grappling with difficult decisions about their workforce at a time of immense economic uncertainty …

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Job Retention Scheme: Update on employers’ access to funds

In a session of the Treasury Select Committee today (8 April 2020), HMRC has provided the following information which will be useful to employers who have furloughed, or are about to furlough, employees under the Government’s Job Retention Scheme (JRS). The JRS portal, which employers must use to claim reimbursement of furloughed employees’ wages, is …

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