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    The recent lockdown has resulted in further absences from work, as a result of shielding and school closures. Although the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is not intended for short-term absences due to sickness, the furlough guidance now helpfully confirms that employers can furlough employees whose health has been affected by coronavirus, including if they are unable […]
    It has certainly been a difficult year for employers and HR practitioners, but we do hope our updates and support have helped in some way! So, looking forward, what is 2021 likely to bring? Furlough It was announced by the Chancellor that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended by a further month and […]
    Ongoing changes to working arrangements due to the pandemic highlights the importance of employers safeguarding the wellbeing of their teams whilst maximising the opportunity to embrace new ways of working for the future. Sarah Furness gives you her top 5 tips to promote effective home working 1. Support, support and more support! Many employees will […]
    The Treasury has now published a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Treasury Direction in relation to the extended scheme. The Direction confirms that: Employers cannot claim for any day that an employee is serving notice on or after 1 December 2020. The updated guidance confirms that this covers both contractual and statutory notice and […]
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