Furlough

‘Extend Kickstart and support young people’ ministers urged

Resolution Foundation looks at mental health and unemployment and warns that young people must be supported if the UK is to thrive.

Pandemic has increased risk of minimum wage breaches

12 May 2021

The Low Pay Commission has said the furlough scheme has meant determining the extent of national minimum wage underpayment has been difficult.

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Logistics giant criticised for furlough use while paying CEO bonus

10 May 2021

Unions are disappointed that XPO Logistics has paid its CEO a $3.3m bonus while claiming millions in furlough grants.

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Two arrests in West Yorkshire over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud

7 May 2021

A man and a woman from West Yorkshire have been arrested on suspicion of £3.4m fraud under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Number of companies claiming furlough fell in February

7 May 2021

Furlough claimants peaked at just over 852,000 in January, but fell back to 840,387 in February.

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End of furlough will lead to spike in tribunals

5 May 2021

Employers could see a surge in tribunal claims when the furlough scheme ends in September, according to a study.

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Bank holidays: six things employers need to know

30 Apr 2021

Updated guidance in light of how employers should handle bank holidays for furloughed staff, and an additional public holiday in 2022 for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

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Foxtons investors rally against chief executive bonus

23 Apr 2021

Almost 40% of investors voted against an almost £1m bonus for the chief executive of Foxtons at its annual general meeting yesterday.

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Furlough changes contributing to payroll errors

19 Apr 2021

Numerous changes to furlough and government support schemes means nine in 10 employers have paid staff incorrectly over the past...

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Nissan to furlough 800 Sunderland staff

19 Apr 2021

A global shortage of computer chips has seen production slowed and hundreds of employees furloughed.

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Furlough scheme may cause workplace divisions

15 Apr 2021

Furloughed employees show significant reduction in wellbeing, personal confidence, job satisfaction and commitment to their employers, finds new research.

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Life after furlough: reintegrating staff into work

9 Apr 2021

Many of the workers set to return from furlough next week will be feeling anxious, disconnected and resentful. Here's how employers should approach this challenging next step.

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February saw 26,600 jobs put at risk

26 Mar 2021

Stable level of redundancies but numbers on furlough soar in January and February.

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Half of staff saw real earnings slashed last year

22 Mar 2021

Claims that weekly pay growth reached its highest rate for two decades in 2020 were too good to be true, according to the Resolution Foundation.

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Vulnerable workers won’t need to shield from 1 April

18 Mar 2021

Employees currently 'shielding' will be able to return to the workplace next month, but should still work from home where possible.

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