Implications of coronavirus local lockdown measures

10 September 2020

The Prime Minister set out in his announcement on 17 July that, from 18 July, local authorities in England will be able to take action to implement localised lockdown measures. This includes closing specific premises and restricting travel. So far in England, a number of areas have faced local lockdown rules with some businesses in these areas having to remain closed while other parts of the country come out of national lockdown restrictions.

Furlough fraud penalties confirmed by HMRC

10 September 2020

According to reports, the number of fraudulent claims has continued to increase in recent weeks as exploitation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) becomes a new Government threat. HMRC has announced the penalties that can be imposed on the employers who commit furlough fraud. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

How to guide for flexible furlough from July 2020

1 September 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.

Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme Q&As

1 September 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.

How to guide for furlough

1 September 2020

This article provides guidance for managing furlough and the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.

Flexible Furlough under the Job Retention Scheme

1 September 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 furlough scheme — what is changing in September?

26 August 2020

For many employers, August has been the start of a very important period of post-coronavirus economic recovery. However, as September begins, employers need to be aware of the details pertaining to some upcoming changes to the Job Retention Scheme. Ben McCarthy, senior researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines this in more details below.