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Furloughed workers – covering the wages of laid-off workers

Workers who would otherwise have been laid off during the ongoing health crisis could now be considered ‘furloughed’ and receive financial support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which will allow all employers in the UK to ...


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Ban on evictions for businesses who miss rent payments

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of Coronavirus will be protected from eviction, the government has announced. Many landlords and tenants are already reaching voluntary arrangements about rental payments due shortly, but it ha...


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52% increase in over 50s on zero-hours contracts

The number of over 50s on a zero-hours contract has increased from 190,000 in 2014 to 288,000 in 2019 – an increase of 52% in five years, according to new research from Rest Less, a jobs, volunteering and guidance site for the over 50s. The...


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IR35 delay a “huge relief” for the self-employed

The Government has delayed controversial changes to the IR35 tax system in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Due to come into force from April, the changes to the system would have led to self-employed individuals operating through a company ...


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Gender pay gap reporting deadline draws near

Employers must publish their gender pay gap data  by 31 March (for the public sector) and 4 April (for the private sector). Around three-quarters of employers have yet to publish their data. For anyone still unsure about exactly what informat...


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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...