On 24 September 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the new Job Support Scheme, aimed at helping businesses retain staff over the coming months and serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores key differences between these two schemes below. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.One could almost be forgiven for getting a foreboding sense of déjà vu in these late September weeks, with the increase in coronavirus...
23/10/2020
23/10/2020
Croner-i Content Team
What is the Job Support Scheme?On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced his Winter Economy Plan designed to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months. As part of the Plan, the Chancellor announced the...
23/10/2020
Croner-i Content Team
The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees and should take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of their...
23/10/2020
Croner-i Content Team
There are a number of schemes that the government is providing to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Some schemes are coming to an end, whilst new support is also being introduced. This is a summation of the main schemes that...
1/10/2020
Kate Beeston
The coronavirus pandemic leaves auditors with the task of issuing opinions on the financial health of companies in increasingly uncertain times. As clients face enormous pressures from the impact of the rapid economic downturn, we discuss...
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Katy Taylor

From thinking about the new normal to making it work. As businesses step into the post-COVID future, it's important they find a balance between what worked before and what needs to happen to succeed in the new normal. Here we discuss...

1/7/2020
Katy Taylor

Early workforce planning is essential if you want to alleviate the potential for flexible furlough problems in the workplace.

We’re here to help iron out any discrepancies, and to help get to grips with the basics. Join us as we...

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Katy Taylor

For those of you who attended our recent HR webinar Coronavirus: how to manage your workforce with host Amanda Chadwick, we have the answers to your questions! Take a look at our blog post to find out more...

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Katy Taylor

In the past three weeks, businesses have moved at maximum speed to restructure their offices and workspaces, with a definite prominence on remote working. In terms of managing the impact of the novel coronavirus, we recommend that...