Legal Issues

Legal Issues – Right to work checks

Legal Issues – Right to work checks

All employers in the UK have a duty to prevent illegal working. This involves carrying out right to work checks on all employees before they start work. Since March 2020 the rules for employers carrying out right to work checks have been relaxed to account for the...

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Legal Issues – Budget 2021

Legal Issues – Budget 2021

The furlough scheme has been extended until the end of September. Rishi Sunak announced this as part of the 2021 budget yesterday. The only change to the scheme is that employers will be expected to contribute a portion of the furlough payments to employees at the...

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Legal Issues – CJRS Rules Update

Legal Issues – CJRS Rules Update

In anticipation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CRJS”) finally ending on 30 April 2021, the Government has published a new Treasury Direction with changes and extends the effect of the CJRS. Everything that has been said recently does suggest that 30 April...

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Legal Issues – Minimum Wage

While the focus over recent months has understandably been on Covid and the Job Retention Scheme, the Government has now announced the latest details of the annual increases in the various rates of the national minimum wage and national living wage. Details follow the...

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Legal Issues – Furlough Update

Following the recent trend of regular and unpredictable changes to Government support, the Chancellor announced today that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS…or “the furlough scheme”) will continue until 31 March 2021. Continuing the provisions announced last...

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Legal Issues – Furlough Extended

Recognising the very serious situation the United Kingdom is facing, our Prime Minister broke with tradition and unexpectedly over the weekend announced a dramatic change to the support mechanisms open to employers trying to cope with the ongoing challenges of Covid....

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