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

Are you starting to think about reopening your business and bringing your staff back to work?

If so, here are a few points for you to consider and some things to bear in mind… Regularly refer to the latest Government guidance for COVID-19 as they are being revised periodically. Useful resources include things like: Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings – GOV.UK … Read more

Cycle to Work Schemes – Are you looking at how you can bring your employees back to work without putting them at risk of catching COVID-19 while travelling to and from work?

There are a number of great Cycle to Work Schemes available to help your employees spread the cost of buying a bicycle for their commute (and in some cases, buying accessories too). As a starting point, check out the schemes below and see what will work best for your business. Further information on how to … Read more