How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

20 January 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

20 January 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Coronavirus in schools and early years settings

18 January 2021

What is coronavirus and what can schools and early years providers do to keep their pupils and children safe? Martin Hodgson provides comprehensive coverage of all the appropriate guidance.

Using the furlough scheme in 2021

13 January 2021

With new lockdowns in place across the UK, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key things to bear in mind for those seeking to make use of the scheme going forward.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 2

7 January 2021

This feature advises on the procedures employers may wish to put in place when re-opening the workplace, relating to revising working methods, employee training and absence management, as well as some of the more common HR considerations.

The latest on shielding

7 January 2021

Due to the reintroduction of lockdowns across Britain, shielding has returned in England, Scotland and Wales. This means that those who are most at risk from the coronavirus will be sent letters instructing them to stay in their homes meaning they should not come into work even if they cannot work from home. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Enhancing staff confidence: understanding inclusion

30 December 2020

The first place to start when enhancing staff confidence to deliver inclusive early years practice could be to open the discussion by asking ‘What is inclusion?’ says Rebecca Fisk.