The £1000 Job Retention Bonus — FAQs

13 October 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, released his “Plan for Jobs” on 8 July 2020 to set out how the Government will support economic recovery in the UK. One of the elements included was a new Job Retention Bonus (JRB) to provide additional support to employers who keep on their furloughed employees in meaningful employment, after the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October 2020.

Flexible Furlough under the Job Retention Scheme

12 October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been in place since March 2020 in order to assist employers who could not maintain their workforce because their operations have been affected by coronavirus. The mechanics of furloughing employees under the scheme until 10 June 2020 are covered in our separate FAQs “Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme”. These FAQs deal with the mechanics of flexible furlough which is in place from 1 July 2020.

Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme Q&As

12 October 2020

FAQs on furlough and the Government’s Job Retention Scheme which aims to provide employers with an alternative to redundancies. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.

Managing colds and flu at work during the pandemic

12 October 2020

As autumn sets in, employers and workers in the UK will, as usual, be anticipating seasonal colds and flu. However, this year’s winter flu season will pose some unique challenges — not least due to the extensive overlap in the symptoms of seasonal colds and the coronavirus. Vicky Powell looks at how best to manage seasonal flu and colds at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Job Support Scheme — FAQs

12 October 2020

On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced his Winter Economy Plan designed to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months. As part of the Plan, the Chancellor announced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) which will replace the Job Retention Scheme (JRS).

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

12 October 2020

On 24 September 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the new Job Support Scheme, aimed at helping businesses retain staff over the coming months and serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores key differences between these two schemes below.

Government Coronavirus aid for business

12 October 2020

There are a number of schemes that the government is providing to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Some schemes are coming to an end, whilst new support is also being introduced. This is a summation of the main schemes that are available.

Brexit and changes to chemical compliance

9 October 2020

Caroline Raine discusses developments in the chemical industry in relation to Brexit and explains what the UK has planned for chemical compliance post 31 December 2020.