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Coronavirus: Extension to the Job Support Scheme announced

The Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) was announced in late September as the successor to the Job Retention Scheme, due to end on 31 October 2020…


Posted on 12th October 2020

Curtain Call for Cineworld Staff as Theatres Enter Hibernation

As curtains come down on cinema industry, employers urged to follow fair processes and consider available support. There has been a lot of…


Posted on 6th October 2020

Safe Return to the Workplace – Guidance for Employers

The Scottish Government guidance for employees is that anyone who can work from home, should continue to do so.  However, some employees…


Posted on 28th September 2020

Coronavirus and Employment: Chancellor Announces New Jobs Support Scheme

Today, the Chancellor announced the UK Government’s plans to introduce a new “Job Support Scheme” from November 2020 to April 2021. The new…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Does your business need a sponsor licence under the new points-based immigration system?

On 13 July 2020, the Home Office published details of its new points-based immigration system. This will come into force on 1 January 2021…


Posted on 18th September 2020

Why Redundancies Could Lead to Increased Subject Access Requests

An unanticipated consequence of the increase in redundancies resulting from the pandemic is that many organisations find themselves in…


Posted on 1st September 2020

Sick Pay for Self-Isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic

Law week saw the reporting of new cases of coronavirus in school children and a new cluster of cases centred around a Coupar Angus food…


Posted on 24th August 2020

Looking After Remote Workers: An Employer's Duties

Home and remote working have now become a fact of life for many of us, and with access to reliable technology virtual meetings and doing…


Posted on 13th August 2020

Job losses predicted to be worse than previously feared

A recent survey commissioned by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment company Adecco indicates a…


Posted on 10th August 2020

Travelling Abroad and the Quarantine rules: How will this affect your employment?

On 26 July the Scottish and UK Governments announced that, until further notice, a 14-day quarantine period will be reintroduced for…


Posted on 7th August 2020

TUPE and Multiple Transferees

In the case of ISS Facility Services NV v Sonia Govaerts & Atalian NV, formerly Euroclean NV, the ECJ has held that, where there is a…


Posted on 6th August 2020

Returning to Work: the end of shielding

Since March 2020 and the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, the country’s health has been of paramount concern and for none more…


Posted on 4th August 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to change from 1 July 2020

On Friday 29 May 2020, the Chancellor published further details regarding the second phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which…


Posted on 5th June 2020

Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme extended until October 2020

On 12 May 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Job Retention Scheme, previously set to provide support to employers until 30 June 2020,…


Posted on 13th May 2020

Furlough v Parental and Sick Leave

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live on 20 April 2020. Since its announcement in March, the numerous iterations of the government…


Posted on 5th May 2020

Job Retention Scheme Portal Launched

Over the weekend the Government released updated guidance in relation to the Job Retention Scheme in advance of the HMRC furlough portal…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Employer options for employees juggling work and childcare.

For the past few weeks the country has been coming to terms with the impact of the Coronavirus and we have all had to adapt to a new way of…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Job Retention Scheme: Treasury Direction and Further Updates

On 15 April 2020, the Chancellor published the Treasury Direction to HMRC setting out his instructions for the implementation of the…


Posted on 17th April 2020

Job Retention Scheme Applications

HMRC will open the Job Retention Scheme Portal on 20th April and hope to have the first re-imbursements made around 30th April. Businesses…


Posted on 13th April 2020

UK Government Employment Retention Scheme: Further Updates

On 4 April the Government issued an update to their Coronavirus Employment Retention Scheme guidance for businesses, which followed on from…


Posted on 6th April 2020

Covid-19: New measures introduced for Right to Work checks

The Coronavirus (Covid–19) pandemic continues to affect the way we operate our daily lives.  In light of the police-enforced lockdown and…


Posted on 2nd April 2020

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