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Testimonial – St Columba’s School

“St Columba’s had been Health & Safety clients of Navigator for some years before engaging them to provide Employment Law support in 2018. We have found the service to suit our needs on a number of levels. Firstly we like the single point of contact we have with Navigator and […]

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Job Retention Scheme Update (31 July)

As we move towards the end of CJRS and the relaxation of lockdown, the Government yesterday announced the latest update on how employers should be handling their employees in these difficult times.  Sadly the focus of the announcement is on redundancy and that recognises an increasing trend of employers having […]

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Navigator News – Client Survey

In the dim and distant past, some of you will remember that we conducted a client survey and this took place during March. The survey was very successful on three particular levels. Firstly, we were overwhelmed with such positive commentary around the professional support services that we deliver; quite humbling […]

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Legal Issues – Job Retention Scheme update

As lockdown continues to have a dramatic impact on the economy and many employers are increasingly forced to consider making redundancies to ensure long term survival, a recent issue about what could be claimed by employers using the Job Retention Scheme has helpfully been clarified. Recent discussion has focused on […]

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Legal Issues – Job Retention Bonus

Following the Chancellor’s Summer Statement on 8 July 2020, some further changes are planned for employers and employees to help with the recovery process that lies ahead. Key to the Government’s plan to help all parties recover from lockdown and the end of the Job Retention Scheme on 31 October […]

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Legal Issues – Furlough Update (16 June)

As part of a recent trend of making changes at increasingly unusual times, HMRC announced after 9pm on Friday night some further details for the flexible furlough leave option that will be available from 1 July and how that will actually work in practice.   After a string of changes over […]

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Legal Issues – Furlough Update (4 June)

Although much of the attention after the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday about changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was focused on the options for part time work while on furlough and to the gradual increase in the employers’ share of the costs of the scheme in August, September […]

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Navigator Webinars

In response to the ongoing pandemic, we used our expertise to deliver a number of webinars on key topics of the moment. We are continuing to listen to feedback and are developing further webinars to be released in due course. You can find out details of the webinars currently available […]

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Legal Issues – Coronavirus Update (29 May)

Following the announcement by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, this afternoon employers now know the latest twist in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme story.  After a period of relative calm with employees on furlough leave and grants of 80% of salary being processed on the HMRC portal, the goalposts have now […]

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Legal Issues – Coronavirus update (12 May)

Following the announcement by the Chancellor in Parliament today, the headline story is that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is now going to run until 31 October 2020.  We have already had 3 extensions and more are possible but what is clear is that what started as a 3 month […]

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12th May 2020