New funding available to help small and medium businesses recover

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New funding available to help small and medium businesses recover The Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced £20 million in new grants to help get businesses across England get back on track after Coronavirus. This funding is fully funded by the government from the England European Regional Development Fund and due to… Continue reading

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HPC Law Update – August 2020

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HPC Law Update – August 2020   Now that businesses have largely re-opened they should have shared their COVID risk assessments with staff before they re-opened.   Despite Government financial aid, businesses have had a difficult time. With trying to come to grips with furlough, risk assessments, reduction in businesses, supply chains closing or reducing… Continue reading

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To Furlough or not to Furlough: that is the question

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To Furlough or not to Furlough: that is the question The furlough/Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), introduced on April 20, was considered a bold move by the Government to support the economy and recently released statistics from the ONS confirmed that around 12 per cent of employees remain on the Scheme which begins to wind… Continue reading

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Has the lockdown increased the chances of burnout?

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Has the lockdown increased the chances of burnout? A recent survey found that almost 50% of managers believe that their employees are at risk of burnout, with changes to their working routine, location and hours being cited as a major contributing factor. In addition to this, over one-third of employees surveyed openly said that they… Continue reading

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14 day post-travel quarantine – Guidance for employers

14 day post-travel quarantine – Guidance for employers Earlier this month new regulations were put in place under which it is now required that upon arrival back into the UK, holidaymakers and travellers will be required to undergo a 14-day period of post-travel quarantine. With many businesses now returning to the workplace or with many… Continue reading

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