As employers start making plans for redundancies which may be necessary once furlough ends on 31 April 2021, we highlight some issues which should be factored into the planning process
A fair redundancy process – action points
Explore all other alternatives before redundancy (eg job share; salary reduction; salary freeze; changing bonus arrangements)
Have a clear rationale and explanation of...
From 5 November 2020 the furlough scheme is being extended to coincide with the new national lockdown restrictions.
The Job Support Scheme will not come into force on 1 November 2020 as originally planned. It is unlikely that the Job Support Scheme will come into force until the end of the extended furlough scheme on 3 December 2020.
The terms of the extended furlough scheme are as follows:...
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which was due to close at the end of October 2020 has been extended until 30th April 2021. This was welcomed by employers who were able to furlough employees from November 2020 even if they had not previously made use of the scheme. Currently the scheme covers 80% of furloughed...
A Government spokesperson said: “Home buyers and renters should, as far as possible, delay moving to a new house while emergency measures are in place to fight coronavirus.
“If moving is unavoidable for contractual reasons and the parties are unable to reach an agreement to delay, people must follow advice on social distancing to...
Given the impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the world and the UK, we are doing our utmost to ensure that we continue to provide you with the advice and service that you need whilst prioritising the health of our clients, our employees and their families.
We have in place plans to deal with business continuity and some staff are working remotely, as we continue in our...
April 2020 – Employment Law Changes
There are a number of employment law changes coming into effect on 6th April 2020 and these are summarised below.
In the Good Work Plan, the Government committed to improving holiday pay arrangements for seasonal workers. To achieve this, the reference period for calculating a worker’s average weekly pay...
Rebecca Widdowson, Managing Partner, of Hallmark Hulme solicitors of Worcester, cycled from London to Paris raising more than £1,250 for The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.
The charity receives no public funding and relies on donations. Each flight costs around £2,500.
From 6 February 2020 the law changes so that when someone dies without a Will (intestate) and has children, the amount which will pass outright to the spouse or civil partner (or legal partner) will increase to £270k from £250k.
Research in 2018 revealed that nearly 2/3rds of adults in the UK do not have a Will!
What will your legal partner inherit if you were to die intestate?