Furlough

Employees on payrolls fall by largest amount for 11 years

The number of employees on payrolls fell by 730,000 between March and July 2020 – the largest quarterly drop since...

Number of over-50s out of work almost doubles

10 Aug 2020

Support for over-50s to retrain or gain a new qualification is needed to reduce long-term unemployment, a report has said,...

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Two-thirds continued to work while on furlough

10 Aug 2020

Researchers found that men were significantly more likely than women to work while on furlough.

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Top 10 HR Questions July 2020: Redundancy and furlough

6 Aug 2020

Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the economy and as funding through the furlough scheme is gradually withdrawn, many...

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Major hotel group may make 60% of staff redundant

6 Aug 2020

1,500 jobs are at risk of redundancy at hotels managed by LGH, including at Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn properties.

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Hiring continues to fall but pace slows

6 Aug 2020

The rate of decline in recruitment activity is slowing, starting salaries are falling and worker availability is on the up as the Bank of England cuts the severity of its forecasts for the UK economy.

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Acas: Redundancy related enquiries surge 160%

5 Aug 2020

Conciliation service Acas has experienced a marked increase in calls to its helpline on the subject of redundancy during the...

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Furlough fraud soars as job retention bonus details released

5 Aug 2020

The number of reports of furlough fraud made to HM Revenue and Customs rose by more than half between the...

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One in nine WH Smith staff face redundancy

5 Aug 2020

WH Smith has announced around 1,500 jobs may need to be cut as the newsagent tackles the impact of the...

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Hays Travel ‘devastated’ as it cuts 880 jobs

3 Aug 2020

The travel company that took on many Thomas Cook branches when it went bust last year has announced it is...

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Half of furloughed staff have returned to work

1 Aug 2020

More than half the workers to have been furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic are already likely to have returned to...

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Return to workplace still urged despite growth in infections

31 Jul 2020

Employers are encouraged to bring workers back to workplaces if it is safe to do so, even though the government...

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Supporting neurodivergent staff in the post-lockdown workplace

31 Jul 2020

Matthew Trerise and Angela Armstrong discuss the challenges neurodivergent people may experience when returning to the workplace post-lockdown, with practical...

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Furloughed employees must receive redundancy in full

30 Jul 2020

Furloughed employees will be entitled to redundancy pay based on their normal wages, not their furlough rate, from tomorrow (31...

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Redundancies vs reduced hours: Juggling workloads through coronavirus

30 Jul 2020

As furlough fades and redundancies rise, Jonny Gifford examines how workloads differ across the labour market and suggests how reducing...

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