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

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

Getting the most out of virtual learning

20 October 2020

Judith Christian-Carter, individual learning consultant, takes a look at how virtual learning can be used to meet the needs of both learners and organisations in today’s restricted and “lock-downed” environment.

Daylight saving time — the implications for employers and shifts

19 October 2020

With daylight saving time coming to an end at 2am on Sunday 25 October 2020, and starting again at 1am on Sunday 28 March 2021, employers should decide what this means for staff who are working when the clocks change. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines the points to consider.

10 ways to optimise homeworking

16 October 2020

As working from home becomes the new normal for many, Laura King outlines 10 considerations to help ensure the home office is safe and productive.

Impact of a NMW “emergency break”

14 October 2020

A report by the Sunday Telegraph suggests that the Government may be considering scrapping the annual increase of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) next year. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Tribunal statistics – April to June 2020

14 October 2020

With the Ministry of Justice releasing the statistics for April-June 2020, we can take a look at employment tribunal numbers for this quarter alongside the largest amounts awarded from successful claims within financial year 2019/20.

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.

Burnout — what is it and how should employers manage it?

7 October 2020

With the World Health Organisation officially recognising burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”, and the coronavirus pandemic causing difficulties across the spectrum, the focus on the workplace risk of burnout is higher than ever — leading to employers considering how to manage this problem.

How to guide for flexible furlough from July 2020

7 October 2020

This guide provides practical guidance for managing the flexible furlough arrangement under the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.