Managing COVID-19

Advice and Guidance for UK Employers

News and Articles on Managing the Impact of Covid-19

As an employer in the UK, here’s information you need to know to manage the impact of Coronavirus on your business

  • Getting Employees Back to their Normal Place of Work

    Getting Employees Back to their Normal Place of Work

    As the country starts to open again, there are key challenges that employers are facing when it comes to getting people back to their normal places of work. This post provides guidance on the areas you need to think about and insights into the actions you can take.

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  • COVID-19 Expenses When Working From Home

    COVID-19 Expenses When Working From Home

    With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing, lots of employees have been working at home on a regular basis. We’ve had a number of clients face the question “can I claim these increased costs back?” so in this post we’ll explore the options available to employees and employers.

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  • Managing the Potential Impacts of Track and Trace (Updated)

    Managing the Potential Impacts of Track and Trace (Updated)

    Test and Trace is the NHS scheme that has being introduced to try to control the future spread of Coronavirus. This is clearly a good idea: The quicker you can isolate people who have Coronavirus; the fewer people they will come into contact with, the fewer people risk being infected. However, it presents some quite significant employment challenges.

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  • What Do You Do If an Employee Tests Positive for Covid-19?

    What Do You Do If an Employee Tests Positive for Covid-19?

    As people start to return to offices, use public transport more and generally come out of lockdown, the chances of you finding yourself with an employee who tests positive for Covid-19 increase. The purpose of this post is to help you be prepared if you face this situation.

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  • Changes to Redundancy Pay for Furloughed Workers (31 July 2020)

    Changes to Redundancy Pay for Furloughed Workers (31 July 2020)

    At the end of July the government’s introduced new legislation that will prevent furloughed workers from being ‘short-changed’ regarding their entitlement to redundancy payments. This post provides insight into redundancy pay calculations and the changes that were implemented on 31 July 2020.

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  • Update on Part-Time Furloughing

    Update on Part-Time Furloughing

    The employment challenges associated with dealing with Coronavirus and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme continue to change and evolve. This post reviews the most significant recent change relates to the ability to furlough people on a part-time basis from 1st July 2020.

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  • Options for Businesses when the Job Retention Scheme Ends

    Options for Businesses when the Job Retention Scheme Ends

    In April 2020, the Government confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will continue until the end of June 2020. This scheme extension is clearly really good news but we’re getting an increasing number of enquiries from businesses who are starting to think “What next?”

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  • Furlough Decisions: Beware of Unintended Discrimination

    Furlough Decisions: Beware of Unintended Discrimination

    The Job Retention Scheme has been launched by the government to protect employment by “furloughing” employees who would otherwise have been made redundant or laid-off due to the impact of Coronavirus. In this post, we want to provide guidance on the process of making decisions regarding who is furloughed and who isn’t.

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  • Job Retention Scheme Caution: Employment Laws Still Apply!

    Job Retention Scheme
    Caution: Employment Laws Still Apply!

    On 20 March 2020, the government imposed additional measures to delay the spread of Covid-19. These measures will inevitably have an economic impact on businesses. To protect businesses from these measures, the chancellor announced a range of financial support packages. This post provides guidance to employers to ensure that they apply the government measures whilst adhering to employment laws.

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  • IR35 Changes Postponed April 2021: Changes to Legislation Deferred due to Coronavirus Challenges

    IR35 Changes Postponed April 2021: Changes to Legislation Deferred due to Coronavirus Challenges

    On 17 March, 2020, the government announced the postponement of the changes to IR35 legislation until April 2021. This is in reaction to the more immediate concerns regarding businesses management of the impact of the coronavirus well-being measures on their business and the wider economy.

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