Job Support Scheme

workers in office with masks

Furlough scheme may cause workplace divisions

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

February saw 26,600 jobs put at risk

26 Mar 2021

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

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Furlough one year on: How has the job retention scheme evolved?

3 Mar 2021

As employers absorb today’s budget announcements, many will be reflecting how – this time last year – caution and concern...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Budget 2021: Furlough to continue until 30 September

3 Mar 2021

Ahead of the budget, the government has revealed it is to extend the furlough scheme until the end of September.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Restaurant chain denies abuse of furlough scheme

2 Mar 2021

Steakhouse group Tomahawk has rejected accusations by the GMB union of bullying workers to lend it money.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

New ‘flexi’ apprenticeships to be announced in budget

1 Mar 2021

A new ‘flexi-job’ apprenticeship will allow apprentices to work with a number of different employers in their chosen sector.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Long-term furlough and unemployment ‘scarring’ workers

18 Feb 2021

The Resolution Foundation says almost two million workers have been out of work or receiving furlough for six months.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

One in eight workers furloughed in December

29 Jan 2021

HMRC figures show 13% of employees were on furlough at the end of December.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Extend flexible furlough to autumn protect low paid, report urges

22 Jan 2021

‘Flexible furlough’ should be extended through to autumn to provide income support for those whose work continues to be disrupted...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Establish a legal right to furlough for working parents: TUC

14 Jan 2021

Major survey finds 78% of working mothers have not been able to gain furlough funding.

Continue Reading Comments { 3 }

Fewer planned redundancies in November than in any other month of pandemic

23 Dec 2020

Insolvency Service data reveals November redundancy slowdown.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Pandemic will push down global wage levels

7 Dec 2020

The Covid-19 crisis will inflict ‘massive downward pressure’ on wage levels globally, according to research from the International Labour Organisation....

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Extended furlough schemes: the issues HR needs to know about

25 Nov 2020

The extended furlough scheme has already been the subject of revised government guidance and a subsequent Treasury Direction. XpertHR consultant...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

A fifth of disabled workers had work from home requests turned down during pandemic

23 Nov 2020

One in five disabled employees has had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Full furlough guidance published: notice periods under review

11 Nov 2020

The government has now published its official guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which has been extended until 31...

Continue Reading Comments { 4 }