Furlough, Annual Leave and Bank Holidays – update

Furlough, Annual Leave and Bank Holidays – update

The Government has extended the furlough scheme by four months, until the end of October 2020.  There will be no changes to the scheme until 31 July.  From August the scheme may change to allow furloughed employees to be brought back part-time to assist employers to build their businesses back up.  (more…)

Furlough scheme extended until October

Furlough scheme extended until October

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor announced today (Tuesday 12 May 2020). (more…)

Annual Leave and the Coronavirus Crisis

Annual Leave and the Coronavirus Crisis

I’ve had a number of clients ask what to do about annual leave during this crisis.  There are a number of issues here which I would be happy to talk through with you, but in the meantime, here are a few pointers: Can I insist employees take some of their annual leave whilst they are furloughed?  (more…)

Coronavirus – FAQs on the government support for employers

Coronavirus – FAQs on the government support for employers

The government announced on 20th March its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, to help businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  (more…)