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Government announces detail of ‘wind-down’ of furlough scheme

The government has now filled in some of the detail as to how the closing phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will work. In mid-May the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the CJRS, which opened on 20 March, would come to an ...


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COVID-19 and whistleblowing – encouraging a speak-up culture

“In these times of flux, when expectations and duties of organisations towards all their stakeholders have been constantly shifting, it is more important than ever for employers to demonstrate support for anyone who would raise a concern abo...


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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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COVID-19: Changing the way we learn forever?

Pre-Coronavirus, we were already seeing a movement away from traditional instructor-led (‘classroom’) training towards digital learning, but now it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is making some permanent changes to the way organisations l...


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Government to release guidance to get people back to work

The government is expected to release a series of papers this week that will lay out how it plans to safely and gradually restart the economy. Last week it invited businesses, trade bodies, unions and other workers representatives to offer their v...


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European court issues ‘worker’ status clarification in Yodel Tribunal case

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has provided clarification around how ‘worker’ status is defined under EU law, but has stopped short of making an official ruling on a case involving the employment status of a Yodel courier in the ...