Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme [Update]

The Government have published guidelines today (3rd April 2020) on how employers can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate (CSSPR) Scheme to reclaim COVID-19 related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).
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Supporting Muslim Employees during Ramadan

Between 23rd April and 23rd May, 2020, many Muslims will be observing Ramadan which involves them fasting between sunrise and sunset and performing additional prayers in addition to some other religious duties.
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Temporary Changes to Statutory Annual Leave Rules

The Government have just announced that workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitled due to COVID-19 will now be able to carry it over into their next two leave years.
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – summary of the detail

The Government have now published their detailed guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which allows them to furlough employees. Here’s a summary with the answers to some key questions.
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Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent yesterday and most of it came into force immediately. Unfortunately, however
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Government to pay 80% of wage bills due to COVID-19

Last night the Government announced further never before seen measures to support businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Leading the announcement was a pledge to support businesses who are facing making staff redundant.
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Increases to Family Friendly Leave and Sickness Rates

The announcement made last month in relation to increases in national minimum and national living wage rates has been followed by proposed increases to statutory payments.
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Coronavirus Advice – Frequently Asked Questions

As you will expect, we’re currently receiving an overwhelming number of calls in relation to COVID-19 from employers who want to understand their responsibilities and make contingency plans for their business. Whilst we’ll return calls and emails as quickly as possible, we’re also maintaining this article as way to answer the most common enquiries we’re receiving.
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Practical advice for managing parents affected by coronavirus

With the government now taking official steps to close schools, and with entire households needing to self-isolate if anybody shows symptoms, it’s undeniably a tricky time to be a working parent.
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HR Guide: Coronavirus & Pandemic Flu [UPDATED]

Understandably we’ve been receiving a high number of enquiries over the past week about Coronavirus, employee rights and an employers’ responsibilities. We’ve produced a free guide for employers and employees to help answer some of the most common questions.
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