03/03/2021
Rishi Sunak has confirmed that the extended scheme will help millions through "the challenging months ahead", as the country plans life after lockdown. In additional welcome news, some 600,000 more self-employed people will also be eligible for government help as access to grants is widened for those who previously were…

04/02/2021
Since March 2020, employment practitioners have seen an influx in instructions from employees and employers relating to settlement agreements. With fast-paced changes necessary, due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, never before has it been more crucial to find a solution to ensure the continuing viability of a business…

03/02/2021
What is it? With the continued rise in infection rates and the death toll having exceeded the 100,000 mark what is becoming more apparent is that although the majority of people who are infected are not hospitalised and get better, the symptoms and impact of Covid can often be more…

03/02/2021
As the dust settles on the beginning of January and everyone settles into the new year as much as possible given the impact of the pandemic, Kaajal Nathwani sets out the main changes and what to look out for as we brace ourselves for what is expected to be a…

27/01/2021
As the Government accept that the new Coronavirus variant has changed the UK’s situation “very substantially” (Professor Chris Whitty; Chief Medical Officer), the vaccination program is being accelerated to try and fast track as many people to receive the first of the two stage doses as a matter of urgency…

11/11/2020
Yesterday, HMRC has published further detailed guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). You will now know that the CJRS has been extended to 31 March 2021. 80% contribution to January 2021 For the period 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021, the Government will pay 80% of…

06/11/2020
Government bail out Chancellor Rishi Sunak has thrown a further lifeline confirming that the Government will now extend Furlough for a further five months to the end of March and increase the self-employed support package amongst other support measures.   Individual and business support Throughout the pandemic, the Government has…

02/11/2020
CJRS extended Following the announcement over the weekend that a national lockdown willcome into effect at 00.01 Thursday 5 November, PM Boris Johnson confirmedthat the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“#CJRS”) will be extendedfurther until the end of November. The scheme was due to end on 31 October2020, coinciding with the…

26/10/2020
What is the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme? Additional support to help employers retain their employees when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) comes to an end. This was first announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 24 September 2020 and will provide different types of support to businesses according…

15/10/2020
Silent loss Baby loss is still that elephant in the room.  It is widely known as a silent loss, one that is rarely acknowledged by employers and colleagues in a workplace setting, let alone openly spoken about. Why? Because nobody knows what to say Wave of light At 7pm today…

31/07/2020
The New Law In a further unprecedented move and recently announced in response to the current #Covid19 pandemic, the Government has passed emergency legislation to further protect employee’s rights which have been identified as potentially being eroded by action taken by some employers. Statutory rate In order to ensure…

09/07/2020
Rishi Sunak announced that his plan has a clear goal: To protect, support and create jobs. To give businesses the confidence to retain and take steps to hire new staff. To create jobs in every part and every sector of the country. To give young people a better start, then before…

24/06/2020
Kaajal Nathwani presented a webinar for the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce that focused on the obligations of employers and avoiding liability claims. View the whole webinar here. Contact our Employment Solicitors If you would like to discuss the issues discussed in the webinar, or any other employment issues, call us…

02/06/2020
Following the announcement by the Chancellor that the #Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”) would be extended until October, employers and employees have been waiting on tenterhooks for clarification of the changes which will require #employers to contribute towards #employees subsidised salaries.

01/06/2020
How the Chancellor’s new Treasury directions modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as established by the earlier direction dated 15 April 2020? The updated direction notes an extension of the scheme to the 30 June 2020 (which is now October and as announced already), but the…

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