On Friday 29th May, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed the plan for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme going forward which will see it slowly close over the next five months. It was previously announced that businesses would only be able to apply for this scheme or furlough additional workers until the 30th June. To date, the […]
Although the Government recently confirmed that the furlough scheme will be in place until October to help financially support businesses that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are starting to prepare to re-open now that the UK are easing out of lockdown.
As a result of COVID-19 and the national lockdown implemented back in March 2020, there has been a lot of upheaval for workplaces across the UK. From businesses trying to implement a homeworking policy for the first time to employers having to make tough decisions regarding furlough and redundancy, the HR issues that have arisen […]
The arrival of COVID-19 has brought with it many challenges for employers and businesses around the UK. Most have had to implement homeworking policies, some for the first time, others have had to close completely and furlough their employees.
Although it is not yet clear when lockdown restrictions will be lifted in the UK, we are starting to see other countries around the world, such as China and Spain, phase back into some semblance of normalcy which could indicate that we may be following suit very soon. As much as a relief as this […]
The Emergency Volunteering Scheme (EVL), a scheme introduced as part of the Coronavirus Act (March 25, 2020), is a statute enacted to help support the National Health Service (NHS) and social care authorities during these times of crisis.
Following the UK’s exit from the EU, as of 1st January 2021, free movement of people within the EU will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system, like the ones we have seen in New Zealand and Australia.
Over the past few weeks, most businesses across the UK were forced to either close their doors for the foreseeable future or implement a homeworking policy so that their employees can work from home as a result of the social distancing measures that have been put in place by the government. This may be a […]
One of the biggest concerns that we have found small to medium-sized businesses to be currently facing, is the question of how they are going to afford to continue to pay workers who either have to stay home and cannot carry out any work whilst there, or whose workload has ground to a halt due […]
The coronavirus outbreak has forced all of us to change the way we live. Many parents have had to become teachers to ensure that their kids are still educated whilst schools are shut, some of us have had to learn home workouts because gyms are now closed, and everyone who can work from home now […]