Furlough Scheme extension and addition support for businesses that have to close due to lockdown

The government announced yesterday that the Furlough Scheme (also known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – CJRS) is being extended until December, due to a national lockdown. The new Job Support Scheme that was due to start on 1st November is currently on hold. Business premises forced to close in England are to receive grants worth up to … Read more

Job Support Scheme update 22nd October 2020

The new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will come into effect from 1st November 2020, following the closure of the current Flexible Furlough Scheme on 31st October 2020. When originally announced, the JSS saw employers paying 33% of their employees’ wages for hours not worked and required employees to be working 33% of their normal hours. … Read more

The Redundancy Process

If you are considering making any of your employees redundant, it is extremely important that you follow the correct process to ensure that people are treated fairly and you don’t end up being taken to an employment tribunal. My 40 minute video runs you through the steps that you need to go through, the actions … Read more


The government has just announced the new Job Retention Scheme that will begin on 1st November 2020, following the closure of Flexible Furlough on 31st October 2020. The key points regarding the new scheme are: The scheme will run for six months from 1 November 2020 (ie to end of April 2021) and is open … Read more

Returning to the Workplace

With the Government expected to announce today that those who have been working from home can now return to work, what do you need to do to prepare? Bear in mind that at the time of writing this, those who have been Shielding have been advised that they can return to work from 1st August … Read more

Free Financial and Wellbeing Support For Employees

In these unprecedented times, it can be difficult to make ends meet and see light at the end of the tunnel. This post lists details of the free support available to help employees manage their way through it. Financial Support Jobcentre Plus Contact JobCentre Plus for help claiming new benefits or to discuss any existing … Read more

Returning to Work After Lockdown

This guidance covers: Furlough scheme update as at 29th May 2020 Preparing to return to work Options to consider if there is no work available What if employees are refusing to come back to work? Holidays  What if an employee goes abroad after 8th June 2020 and needs to Quarantine for 14 days on their … Read more

Furlough (CJRS) Scheme Update 1st June 2020

On 29th May 2020, the Government announced a number of changes to the Furlough scheme, meaning that from 1 July 2020, if required, employees can be brought back to work on a part time / reduced hours basis. For any hours or days that the employee works, employers will be required to pay their normal … Read more