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A summary of Government Covid-19 assistance available to businesses. There are different assistance packages for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, mainly effecting rates relief and grants.
While many have decided that remote working is the future, a number of organisations are finding the disadvantages increasingly apparent. Jon Herbert investigates whether these drawbacks are simply the result of bad practice.
In order to cope with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain essential transport, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government. The Senior Traffic Commissioner has also published a set of temporary updates to certain of the existing Statutory Documents that provide guidance to Traffic Commissioners when dealing with regulatory issues. These relaxations apply to England, Scotland and Wales only, as the arrangements for Northern Ireland are devolved.
In this article, Stuart Chamberlain, Croner-i author and employment law consultant, outlines alternatives to redundancy for employers such as the Government's Job Retention Scheme (“Furlough”), while managing a pandemic such as the coronavirus (Covid-19).
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.
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.
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.
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.