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Budget 2020 – the main changes for employers

While Coronavirus dominates the headlines, several non-related changes were announced in the Budget 2020 last week that will prove key for many employers.   Neonatal leave and pay The government announced that it will create a new neonatal...


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Coronavirus: employee rights

ACAS is updating its guidance on a daily basis – below are set out the basic principles of how COVID-19 affects employment law.   Self-isolation and sick pay Employees and workers must receive any Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) due to...


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Homeworking: supporting your employees

With working from home now being enforced upon many employees as a result of the spread of the Coronavirus, it’s impossible to know how long these measures will need to be implemented. Therefore, it’s vital that HR offer the right leve...


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UK is not prepared for the impact of home working

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has advised that everyone should be working from home where possible, in an attempt to prevent the further spread of Covid-19. However, research suggests that the UK is not at all prepared to implement such measures...


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Data protection and Coronavirus: what you need to know

During the Coronavirus pandemic, you might need to share information quickly or adapt the way you work. This may present data protection issues. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has provided answers to some common questions. Dur...


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Coronavirus: latest guidance for employers and businesses

The government has updated its guidance on providing advice on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including: how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19; what to do if someone with suspected or confirmed to have ...