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Furlough Leave: Updated Advice 6th April

HMRC have now published guidance for employers on how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave) will operate. Collingwood Legal have highlighted some points in the guidance which are new: Employers must notify any employee being placed on furlough leave in writing in order for the employee to be eligible for the Scheme. A record ofREAD MORE

Furlough: How To Calculate 80% For Those With Irregular Earnings

Firstly, please note that the calculation set out below is only relevant for employees whose pay varies. For full time and part time salaried employees, the employee’s actual salary before tax, as of 28 February should be used to calculate the 80% (fees, commission and bonuses should not be included). If an affected employee hasREAD MORE

Revised Site Operating Procedures now published

In response to feedback and the evolving pandemic, the Site Operating Procedures ‐ Version 2 has now been published to include: Clarification that, where it is not possible or safe for workers to distance themselves from each other by 2 metres, work should not be carried out. The request from Transport for London (TfL) toREAD MORE

Open Letter from Government to Construction

Alok Sharma, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, has written an open letter to everyone working in the UK construction sector, confirming that construction and its supply chain is delivering for the nation and should continue to operate. Paying tribute to all those working in the industry, it highlights that construction isREAD MORE

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave)

The introduction of a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave) was announced by the government on 20 March 2020. Under the scheme, all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a grant from HMRC to cover up to 80% of the wages costs of employees who are not working but kept onREAD MORE

Employer Guidance to Employment Options

What is lay off and short time working? The current global crisis surrounding COVID 19 is likely to have a damaging economic impact and this is a concerning time for businesses and employees alike. Many businesses may experience a downturn in work which may, unfortunately, potentially lead to redundancy situations. Lay off and short timeREAD MORE

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