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COVID vaccinations in the workplace – what employers need to know

With many staff returning to the office during the Autumn, employers will be turning their attention to making the workplace environment as safe as possible for everybody, which may include considering whether staff have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or not. In the absence of vaccination becoming a legal requirement (currently it will only be mandatory … Read more

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Handling redundancies during the pandemic

Sadly, redundancies are an inevitable side effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many businesses will have to face tough decisions around whether to permanently reduce their workforce going forward. It’s always worth considering whether there could be a different option available. In some circumstances there are other workable solutions that can be implemented to completely … Read more

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The end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The 1st of July saw the beginning of the wind down of the national Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which has covered the pay of furloughed staff throughout the pandemic. The government contribution reduced from 80% to 70%, leaving employers to top up the remaining 10% of wages for those staff still not working. In August … Read more

Redundancies & Restructures; what businesses need to know.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate lives and economies the world over, UK businesses face unprecedented levels of economic uncertainty and instability. It is therefore essential that businesses consider whether their workforce is the right shape and size to weather the storm. However unpleasant, many UK businesses are likely to decide that a workplace … Read more

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Parental bereavement leave law takes effect

As of Monday 6th April 2020, employees who have sadly suffered the loss of a child are entitled to two weeks’ Parental Bereavement Leave. The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 offers two weeks’ leave for employees who lose a child under the age of 18 or suffer a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy. Parents … Read more

Furlough Q&A for Employers

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Q&A for Employers

UPDATES The Employee’s Guidance now states that it is possible to take annual leave while on furlough, as predicted, with the employer having to ‘top up’ to 100% of normal pay. HM Treasury has announced the coronavirus job retention scheme (the furlough scheme) has been extended from 31 May 2020 to the end of June 2020. Thousands … Read more

Championing employee mental wellbeing

We are delighted to announce our partnership with national mental health and wellbeing charity, The Kaleidoscope Plus Group. Our announcement follows world suicide prevention day, which took place on the 10th September 2019 and we hope that our collaboration will help us to further support our clients as well as their employees. A study conducted … Read more