Test and Trace Support Payment

Test and Trace Support Payment

Following the legal duty to self-isolate which came into force on Monday 28 September 2020, the new Test and Trace Support Payment schemes are in force from today Monday 12 October 2020.  What is the new Test and Trace Support Payment scheme? This is for individuals...
The Job Retention Bonus

The Job Retention Bonus

New guidance has been released on the Job Retention Bonus which will be worth up to £9 billion.  The Job Retention Bonus is a £1,000 taxable payment to the employer, for each eligible worker that was furloughed and that has been kept continuously employed until 31...
New Coronavirus Regulations

New Coronavirus Regulations

New Regulations came into force at midnight on 28 September in England relating to Coronavirus of which employers will want to be aware of – the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions)(Self-Isolation)(England) Regulations 2020 These set out mandatory periods for...
Work from home if you can…..

Work from home if you can…..

As we know the Government have now announced that those who can work from home should, just as a lot of businesses had started returning to offices.  But how will this work in practice? The guidance that has been published states: “To help contain the virus, office...
FFS! – Flexible Furlough Scheme

FFS! – Flexible Furlough Scheme

As we know changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme were announced a few weeks ago with more detail forthcoming on the 12 June 2020.  As always this was issued late at night on Friday and is probably one of the reasons why the flexible furlough scheme has...
The ‘F’ Word – Furlough

The ‘F’ Word – Furlough

What is flexible furlough? On Friday 29th May 2020 the Chancellor today announced the changes that will be made to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – most of us know this as the furlough scheme.  His announcement can be found here. The key points are: The...