Coronavirus Updates
05/01/21

TUC calls on employers to offer furlough to all parents affected by school closures.

Boris Johnson announced on Monday evening (04/01/21) that there would be a third national lockdown in England. The regulations will be subject to a vote …

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05/01/21

Government to limit non-compete and exclusivity clauses

The government has commenced consultations on measures to reform post-termination non-compete clauses in contracts of employment. The proposals would be intended to allow workers greater …

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05/01/21

IR35 rules will apply to the private sector

The IR35 rules were implemented to prevent contractors working through Personal Service Companies, and undertaking similar roles to employees, but paying less tax and national …

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Coronavirus Updates
21/12/20

Government announce extension of Furlough scheme until April 2021.

Rishi Sunak announced on Thursday that the Government’s Job Retention Scheme (“Furlough”) shall be extended to the end of April 2021 to help the UK’s …

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14/12/20

Can my Employer force me to have the Covid-19 vaccination?

Now the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is in the process of receiving approval from the UK medicines regulator, can employers insist that staff are vaccinated before …

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04/12/20

Early conciliation period extended from one month to six weeks

From 01 December 2020 the early conciliation period for Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) to try to help a potential claimant and employer to …

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Coronavirus Updates
09/11/20

Government announce extension of Furlough scheme until March 2021.

On 5th November Rishi Sunak announced that the Government’s Job Retention Scheme (“Furlough”) shall be extended to March 2021 to help the UK’s economy as …

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09/11/20

Can my employer compel me to take annual leave on furlough?

It is unsurprising that many employers prefer employees to take annual leave while on furlough leave. This mainly prevents employee’s accruing months’ worth of holiday …

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Coronavirus Updates
02/11/20

Return of Furlough Scheme

On 31 October, just hours before the Furlough scheme was due to close, the Prime Minister announced an extension to the Furlough scheme to coincide …

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28/10/20

Job Support Scheme

With the furlough scheme coming to an end this week, the government has a new scheme to help employers retain employees during the current pandemic …

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Employment Tribunal Claim
03/09/20

Will I be redundant after furlough leave?

It is estimated that around nine and a half million people are currently absent from work in the UK on furlough leave as part of …

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30/07/20

New law to ensure furloughed employees receive full redundancy payments

The government have today (30 July 2020) announced new legislation to ensure furloughed employees receive statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wages, rather than …

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