Sick pay

Pay rise budgets axed as employers slash costs

Insurance, banking and financial services among sectors where pay and conditions are least affected by Covid-19 pandemic.

Extend sick pay rebate to larger firms, recruitment bodies urge

25 Jun 2020

Bodies representing the recruitment sector have urged the Treasury to extend the 14-day statutory sick pay rebate to businesses with...

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Shielding employees can return to work from August

23 Jun 2020

People who are ‘shielding’ will be able to return to the workplace from 1 August, health secretary Matt Hancock has...

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Statutory sick pay rebate: how to prepare your payroll

23 Jun 2020

Small firms are now able to make a claim for a rebate for coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay, but do they...

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Uber drivers in court over ministers’ failure to help gig workers

11 Jun 2020

The High Court today hears a case brought by drivers and the IWGB over Treasury's failure to protect precarious workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Establish ‘wage boards’ to address low-paid workers’ earnings

4 Jun 2020

The government should introduce a ‘new settlement’ for low paid workers, giving them more control over the hours they work...

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‘Extend statutory sick pay to all self isolating employees’, ministers urged

28 May 2020

Government warned that fear of hardship could undermine effectiveness of track and trace.

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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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Payroll departments under pressure but ‘unsung heroes of the hour’

6 May 2020

Around a third of payroll departments have been put under pressure due to the coronavirus outbreak – citing reduced team...

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California sues Uber and Lyft over driver benefits

6 May 2020

The state of California is suing the ride-hailing technology companies Uber and Lyft for failing to provide benefits and protections...

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Furlough: updated guidance confirms TUPE and overseas citizens’ eligibility

14 Apr 2020

Employees who were transferred to another organisation under TUPE after 28 February 2020 are eligible for furlough, the government has...

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April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

6 Apr 2020

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....

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Top 10 HR questions March 2020: Coronavirus

2 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the top 10 most popular FAQs in March.
The coronavirus outbreak is having a big impact...

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Government considers Statutory Self-Employment Pay

24 Mar 2020

The government is considering introducing Statutory Self-Employment Pay, following pressure from many who fear the current lockdown to stem the...

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Chancellor announces grants to cover 80% of wages

20 Mar 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak claims his economic plan in response to the coronavirus outbreak is one of the most comprehensive in the world.

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