Parents returning to work after maternity/paternity leave

Parents returning to work after maternity/paternity leave

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) also known as the furlough scheme has been extended until 31 October 2020. There are a number of important changes to the way the scheme works starting from 1 July 2020, when employers can bring back furloughed employees to...
Sick-pay if self-isolating

Sick-pay if self-isolating

If you are an employee, you must tell your employer as soon as possible if you are showing signs of Coronavirus or someone you live with has symptoms of the disease. Your employer will be able to inform you if you are covered by their sick leave policy. If you are,...
Financial support if you have Coronavirus symptoms

Financial support if you have Coronavirus symptoms

Guidance is published by the Department for Work and Pensions about support measures in place if you are employed and have Coronavirus symptoms.  You must tell your employer as soon as possible if you are showing signs of Coronavirus. Your employer will be able...
Changes to holiday pay arrangements

Changes to holiday pay arrangements

Some important changes to holiday pay arrangements came into effect from 6 April 2020. This has seen the reference period for calculating holiday pay increase from 12 to 52 weeks. This change affects workers with no fixed or regular hours. It means that their holiday...
Reclaiming statutory sick pay

Reclaiming statutory sick pay

Under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, small-and medium-sized businesses and employers will be able to reclaim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) paid for sickness absence due to COVID-19. The online service to reclaim SSP is not available yet. HMRC will...
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guide by HMRC

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guide by HMRC

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that allows employers to claim cash grants of up to 80% of wages (capped at £2,500) for furloughed workers was officially launched at 8am on 20 April 2020. By midnight at the end of the first day, HMRC reported that 185,000...