What will happen to employment status and the Good Work Plan?

Against the background of the coronavirus crisis, the changes coming in on 6 April and the proposed Employment Bill continue to narrow the gap between the status and rights of workers and employee.

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What you need to know about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Workers will be able to carry over annual leave for two years

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be running by end of April

The temporary scheme will be open to all UK employers who had a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020 for at least three months.

Met Police asks retired officers to return

The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to return to duty and urging those nearing retirement to stay...

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Outsourcers pool staff over public sector Covid-19 challenge

Outsourcing giants collaborate in bid to maintain health and prison services.

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Employer confidence shredded by coronavirus crisis

Demand for temporary and permanent staff holds up well despite lockdown measures amid sharp, but predictable, fall in employer confidence.

Is the coronavirus presenting opportunities for tech companies?

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to grip the UK, technology has had a dominant role in enabling thousands of organisations...

Self-employed eligible for 80% of monthly pay

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now unveiled measures to support self-employed workers who have been hit financially by the coronavirus. 
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US unemployment claims leap three million in a week

The US Department of Labor has announced that new unemployment insurance claims leapt by more than three million last week...

‘Don’t ignore health emergency and continue to put staff at risk’, say MPs

Many employers are still not “doing the right thing” during the current lockdown and forcing non-essential staff to go into...

Delay increase to national living wage, says IFS

The government should delay next month’s rise in the national living wage in order to protect jobs in the midst...

Handling an acquisition during the coronavirus crisis

The current circumstances, driven by Covid-19, are challenging for any organisation. But how do you cope if you’re in the...

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