Rishi Sunak Announces Winter Economy Plan

Winter economy plan

Rishi Sunak Announces Winter Economy Plan The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced yesterday his Winter Economy Plan to the House of Commons. The new measures that will be implemented are to support jobs and businesses as stricter COVID19 restrictions come into force. All of these new measures announced are expected to be in place for the… Continue reading

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Are offices allowed to remain open?

Can offices remain open

Are offices allowed to remain open? The new guidance from the government on working from home has caused confusion amongst employers. There are questions as to whether offices can stay open if they want to, despite the changed advice on Tuesday.   We understand that many employers have launched extensive and costly plans to gradually… Continue reading

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New COVID19 restrictions

New COVID19 restrictions

New COVID19 restrictions   Following Tuesday’s announcement from the Prime Minister there have been some new COVID19 restrictions enforced which may impact the way that your business is ran. You may need to make the necessary changes to remain compliant to these new rules.   A month ago 1000 people were testing positive for the… Continue reading

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Redundancies continue to skyrocket

Redundancies

Redundancies continue to skyrocket   The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has warned that redundancies could be rise to be double the number the UK saw during the recession back in 2008/2009. It has been estimated that the UK is likely to see around 450,000 redundancies this autumn alone. If this continues to rise at… Continue reading

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Should businesses introduce a four day working week?

Four day working week

Should businesses introduce a four day working week? The furlough scheme introduced by the government is due to end in October. Yet many businesses, especially in the public sector are still suffering, having struggled to adapt or operate during the lockdown. It is also predicted that unemployment could spike. Therefore, many argue that a new… Continue reading

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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

Employment Tribunal Claims

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?

burnout

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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