Furlough

How to approach redundancy as the furlough scheme winds down

How employers approach redundancies during a difficult time for all will be key to avoiding claims of discrimination or failure...

Warnings issued over using furlough pay to calculate redundancy pay outs

2 Jun 2020

Employers could be unwittingly breaking the law by calculating redundancy pay outs based on furlough pay, rather than an employees’...

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Eight days left to register employees for furlough

1 Jun 2020

Employers have just eight working days to place employees on furlough that have so far not been on the government’s...

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Second support grant available for self-employed workers

1 Jun 2020

The government will offer self-employed workers a second and final grant in August, it has been confirmed.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak...

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Companies will not pay 20% of furlough costs until October

29 May 2020

Rishi Sunak has provided the first details of how businesses are to share the cost of furloughed workers, surprising many...

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Chancellor set to announce tapering of furlough scheme

29 May 2020

Employers will be expected to pay 20% of furloughed employees’ wages under plans set to be announced by chancellor Rishi...

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From ‘forgotten’ to ‘key’ workers: protecting the precariously employed

29 May 2020

While the Covid-19 crisis is a worrying and uncertain time for all of us, it brings into sharp focus some...

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Reboot your company culture for the socially distanced workplace

29 May 2020

Getting culture right as lockdown eases will see businesses retain employees. Get it wrong and they will risk losing valued people.

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EasyJet to cut 4,500 jobs as recovery is forecast for 2023

28 May 2020

Budget carrier describes bookings for later in the year as encouraging but plans to lose 30% of workforce.

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Returning to work safely: your brand is at stake

28 May 2020

'We are seeing leaders rushing to get employees back into the office based on misguided notions that remote workers are less productive, less engaged and less cooperative.'

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8.4 million furloughed as Sunak prepares to wind down scheme

28 May 2020

Employers will soon be unable to furlough employees as the chancellor looks to end the job retention scheme.

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Is coronavirus the ultimate test in ethical leadership for HR?

27 May 2020

Whether it’s furlough or free healthcare, companies’ actions during the coronavirus have come under greater scrutiny than ever. Will the...

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Lower earners more likely to work through lockdown

27 May 2020

People on lower incomes are more likely to be classified as key workers and continue to go to work during...

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BA plans to re-hire employees on worse terms, claim unions

26 May 2020

The Unite union has accused British Airways of plans to “re-hire” most of its workforce on less favourable terms and...

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Statutory sick pay rebate scheme launched

26 May 2020

Employers are now able to recover any coronavirus-related statutory sick pay (SSP), with HM Revenue & Customs accepting applications from...

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