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Job Support Scheme changes again with good news for employers

The Chancellor announced today a further change to the Job Support Scheme (or JSS as it is now known). The changes mean that for the JSS to apply, an employee will now only need to work and be paid for at least 20% of their normal hours, not 33% as set out when the...
Employment Law update event – 25th November 2020

Employment Law update event – 25th November 2020

Employment Law evolves at a rapid pace and this year has been particularly challenging. During these unprecedented times, employers have been trying to get to grips with the Government Schemes aimed to combat the effects of Covid-19 and support their workforce...

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Job Support Scheme (JSS) extended

Job Support Scheme (JSS) extended

It was announced on 9 October 2020, that the Government's Job Support Scheme will be extended. The expanded scheme provides the following: Firms whose premises are legally required to shut for some period over winter as part of local or national restrictions will...

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Kickstart Scheme webinar

Kickstart Scheme webinar

As part of the Government’s “Plan for Jobs” they have launched the Kickstart Scheme. This aims to create thousands of work placements, fully funded by the Government, to help businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19, while also helping young people back into...

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Helpful guidance on the new Job Support Scheme

Helpful guidance on the new Job Support Scheme

It is well known that the Government furlough scheme is tapering down and finishes at the end of October 2020. We now have details of it's replacement, the "Job Support Scheme". A fact sheet from HM Treasury tells us how the scheme will work and here are the outline...

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Documenting flexible furlough

Documenting flexible furlough

Today is the first day that employers can take advantage of the flexibility the Government has given to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.  The changes mean that employers can bring employees back from furlough on a part time basis and keep them on furlough for the...

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Changes to the furlough scheme – what to look out for

Changes to the furlough scheme – what to look out for

The Government have set out how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be changing over the next few months. Here are the details you need to know about: 10 June 2020 is the last date that employers can put an employee on furlough. Originally scheduled for 1 August...

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