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Temporary Extension to Sickness Absence Self-Certification Period

An employee can normally self-certify sickness absence for the first 7 days. However, the self-certification period has now been extended to first 28 days of sickness absence on a temporary basis This temporary change is to enable GPs to focus on the COVID-19 booster programme. The change is effective from 17th December 2021. The temporary […]

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Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Further to the extension by the Government of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) a Treasury Direction has now outlined how the scheme will operate between 1st November 2020 and 31st January 2021 (although the scheme is extended until 31st March 2021). The CJRS will operate which will include the following area of note; No […]

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Government Assistance – Life After Furlough

As many are aware the Government Furlough Scheme ends at the end of October 2020. Further help is at hand as from 1st November 2020 in the form of the Government’s Job Support Scheme. The scheme is to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter period due to COVID-19 […]

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Restructure and Redundancy

Changes to the Government furlough scheme which ultimately will result of the withdrawal of the scheme at the end of October 2020 will present many organisations with need to make changes. This will involve the possibility of considering restructuring which could involve redundancies. There are many reasons why an organisation may look to restructure and […]

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Update

The UK Government have updated details on 12th June 2020 regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This specifically includes further information of how flexible furlough arrangements will work as from 1st July 2020. Further full details can be accessed via means of the following link; https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme For further guidance please do not hesitate to […]

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