Flexible Furlough under the Job Retention Scheme

31 July 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.

The £1000 Job Retention Bonus — FAQs

31 July 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. These FAQs are written based on the guidance published by the Government on 31 July 2020. More information is set to be released in September 2020.

Eight essential coronavirus Q&As

30 July 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is a continously fast-moving subject. Please refer to the GOV.UK’s website for the latest updates.

Face coverings for employees on public transport

24 July 2020

Mike Sopp considers the issue of whether employers should be providing face masks or coverings for those employees who have to use public transport to get to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Video conferencing: safety and security considerations

23 July 2020

The explosion in home-based video conferencing and online messaging has introduced new security risk factors that many organisations are not taking into account. Alan Field considers some of the issues that may need to be managed.

1 August — what employers should be aware of

23 July 2020

For many employers in England, 1 August will be the start of a very important period of post-coronavirus economic recovery. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Brexit and employment law — the latest

22 July 2020

Further immigration measures were announced in the form of amendments to the already established points-based immigration system by the Government. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Covid-19 — the change agent for L&D

22 July 2020

Not only has the current coronavirus pandemic changed all our lives in so many different ways, it also has started to impact on all Learning & Development (L&D) professionals, regardless of the type of organisation for which they work. Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at how Covid-19 has already impacted on one aspect of L&D, which is remote working or working from home.

Managing staff who refuse to return to work post lockdown

20 July 2020

As workplaces start to reopen in England following the coronavirus lockdown, it is highly likely that staff are going to be nervous when returning to work, with some even refusing to do so. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores what employers should consider in this situation.