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Holiday headaches in a COVID-19 world

While employers try to grapple with how to make their workspaces safe for staff to return to work, another potential risk and complication looms ahead. As other countries are removing their restrictions and allowing tourism to resume, some employ...


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Half of UK employees still expect to be furloughed, fired, or take a pay cut in the next three months

Only half of current employees (51%) expect to continue to work normally over the coming three months, according to new research from professional services consultancy Barnett Waddingham. The rest expect to be furloughed, made redundant, or take a...


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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme set to launch

A new online service will be launched on 26 May for small and medium-sized employers to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments they have made to their employees, the government has announced. The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme wa...


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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor has announced. Rishi Sunak said the furlough scheme would be extended by a further four months with workers continuing to receive 80%...


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Managing employee expenses and benefits during the pandemic

HMRC has produced guidance on taxable expenses and benefits paid to employees because of coronavirus, and how to report them. Here are some of the key points. Living accommodation If your employee is working at a permanent workplace If you&rsq...


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Employers face raft of disability discrimination claims amid COVID-19 crisis

With recent changes to the requirements of lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, employers will be faced with a new raft of decisions to make to ensure the protection of both employer and employee. However, for some businesses it may still be we...