UK COVID-19: People: Chancellor extends furlough scheme until end of October

The Chancellor has just announced in Parliament that: the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue without change until the end of July the Scheme will remain in place and available to all sectors through to the end of October, but from August there will be greater flexibility. Employers currently using the scheme will be able … Read more

UK COVID-19: People: new workplace guidance to assist restart

New workplace guidance covering 8 workplace settings has now been published by BEIS: Construction and other outdoor work Factories, plants and warehouses Home environments Labs and research facilities Offices and contact centres Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery Shops and branches Vehicles (covering couriers, mobile workers, lorry drivers, on-site transit and work vehicles, field forces and … Read more

UK COVID-19: People: 11 May update to Government guidance

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday evening, the Government has today published some further details of its roadmap for coming out of lockdown, OUR PLAN TO REBUILD: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy. This makes clear that the change in emphasis highlighted by the Prime Minister is intended to apply from Wednesday 13  May. The … Read more

UK COVID-19: updated HMRC guidance (30 April): TUPE coverage and other changes

HMRC has this afternoon published updated versions of its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. An important change is to eligibility for TUPE transferees. The updated guidance for employers on checking eligibility to claim now states that “a new employer is eligible to claim under the CJRS in respect of the employees of a … Read more

UK COVID-19: latest updates on CJRS

Minor changes to HMRC’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Guidance continue to be made.  The main changes made on 23 April are as follows: It has been clarified that employees who are made redundant or stop working after 19 March (and for whom an RTI payment submission has been made on or before that date) can … Read more