New Coronavirus Laws Regarding Self-Isolation Come Into Force

New Covid-19 regulations have come into force in England today which set out mandatory self-isolation periods. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020, apply to those who have: Received...


New Job Support Scheme Announced & Self Employment Income Support Scheme Grant (SEISS) Extended

Rishi Sunak has unveiled a new Job Support Scheme which will replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) (also known as the furlough scheme) when it ends on 31st October....


What Do This Week’s New Coronavirus Measures Mean For Employees?

Due to the rise in coronavirus cases, the Government has rolled out measures in an attempt to combat the spread of the virus, which includes employees returning to working from home...


Flexible Working Arrangements For Fathers Post-Lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has obviously had a significant impact on working patterns, with many employees having to work from home, changing to work compressed and/or flexible hours to fit around...


Government Confirms That Employees Should Return To Working From Home If They Can

Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, the Government has rolled out measures in an attempt to combat the spread of the virus, which includes employees returning to working from home, if...


Advice On Covid-19 Testing, Self-Isolating & Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)

With a rising R number for England, a number of new restrictions being put in place, the rule of six coming into effect and further measures likely, many businesses and...


Increase In Settlement Agreements Due To Covid-19 – Advice To Employees

Due to the impact of Covid-19 on businesses across the UK, some employers are reducing their workforces and this seems to have led to an increase in employees being offered...


Up To £3.5 Billion Of Furlough Leave Claims Paid Out In Error

According to HMRC figures, up to £3.5 billion may have been paid out in fraudulent or wrong furlough claims since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS – also known as...


Government Confirms Pension Freedom Age Increase To 57

On Thursday 3rd September, the Government announced that the age at which people can access their private pension funds will increase from 55 years of age to 57 in 2028....


Employee Rights If Your Employer Has Asked You To Return To The Workplace

The Government has cautiously been encouraging employers to bring their employees back to the workplace following several months of working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week a...


Unfair Dismissal Of Teacher Connected To Indecent Images Of Children

A recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case highlights the importance of employers correctly framing disciplinary charges to ensure that any resulting dismissal is fair. In this case, the Claimant, a...


Low-Paid Workers In Certain Parts Of England To Receive £13 A Day For Self-Isolating

From today (Tuesday 1st September), workers who are on low incomes and work in regions of England where there are high rates of Covid-19 cases will be able to claim...


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