Return to work for shielding employees

Important change – your employees who are shielding can come back to work from 1 August    Employers should contact their employees now to discuss their return.   There are over 2 million shielding at the moment, but from Saturday 1 August, the guidance will be relaxed so clinically extremely vulnerable people…

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Flexible Furlough New Rules 1 July 2020

On Friday night HMRC released details of the flexible furlough scheme, which starts on 1 July 2020.  Under the flexible furlough scheme, employees can work for some of the week and be furloughed for the rest, in proportions decided between employee and employer. The minimum three week period for furlough…

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Changes to Furlough

Employers should take action now regarding how they manage their work force   The business community were pleased to hear on Friday afternoon that there will be more flexibility being added to Furlough and it is clear now that the support will be tapered and there will be support up…

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Retention Strategies in a crisis: 1O Top Tips

Businesses are operating in unchartered waters; we believe it is still important that we are listening to our employees as they are absolutely key to our continued and future success. Here are some of our top tips: Manage expectations during employee onboarding, ensure career paths and performance metrics are transparent….

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Online Service for Recovery of SSP

A new online service will be launched on 26 May This service will be for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the government announced today (19 May 2020). The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme was announced at Budget…

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Keeping up to date with GDPR

What are the ICO doing during COVID-19? Can you believe it is two years ago that we were working to understand and implement the new GDPR legislation into our businesses? Do you keep up to date with the information they provide, especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic? The ICO has set…

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COVID 19 – Guidance for Working in the Office

Introduction Premises operating during the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic need to ensure they are protecting their workforce and minimising the risk of spread of infection. This guidance is intended to introduce consistent measures on your premises in line with the Government’s recommendations on social distancing. These are exceptional circumstances and you…

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