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3-Tier Lockdown Guide and Financial Support For Businesses

  Amid mounting alarm over COVID infection rates, a new three-tier Covid alert system came into force from 14 October 2020. Under the new Covid alert system, areas of the country will be categorised as Tier 1 - Medium, Tier 2 - High... Read more

Latest Coronavirus Guide for Employers

To support businesses during this national crisis this dedicated employers area will provide businesses with the latest national updates on COVID-19, the financial support measures introduced by the government and details of the new regulations released in response to this crisis. Here you will also find a range of free downloads for managing COVID-19 at work including furlough templates and FAQs, letters for employees, homeworking policies, contingency plans, workplace checklists and coronavirus FAQs. Read more

Job Support Scheme Expansion For Closed Businesses

The government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) has been expanded to provide a higher level of support for businesses legally required to temporarily close due to local or national coronavirus restrictions.  From 1 November 2020 -... Read more

Job Support Scheme - What You Need to Know

With the Furlough Scheme ending on 31 October 2020, the new Job Support Scheme will run for six months from 1 November 2020 - 30 April 2021. The chancellor's latest Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand and to help keep employees attached to the workforce. It gives employers the option to have their employees in work on shorter hours rather than make them redundant. The government will subsidise the pay of employees who are working fewer than normal hours due to lower demand. Employees must work at least a third of their normal hours. Read more