The latest update on Furlough leave

1. HMRC told a Parliamentary Select Committee that the online portal will open on 20 April, with the first reimbursements made on 30 April. 2. The eligibility date has been extended from 28 February 2020 to 19 March 2020– the day before the scheme was announced. This allows employers to claim for furloughed employees that […]

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Update on furlough leave and annual leave including bank holidays

We have now received further guidance on this which makes it clear that it is possible for an employee to take annual leave, including bank holiday during furlough leave. ACAS have accordingly updated their guidance in relation to the position regarding annual leave and bank holidays during furlough leave. Can an employee be on annual […]

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COVID-19: The self-employed income support scheme

In response to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, the government has introduced a self-employed income support scheme to assist those who are self-employed or a member of a partnership and have lost income due to coronavirus. What will the scheme provide? This scheme will allow those who are self-employed to claim a taxable grant worth […]

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Personal vendettas, data breaches and vicarious liability

Background Put simply, vicarious liability is the principle by which an employer can be liable for the acts or omissions of its employees which occur in the course of their employment. The principle is not new and is well established in the areas of negligence and discrimination law. One of the key issues in determining […]

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Coronavirus and annual leave

The government has amended the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) to allow workers who have not taken all of their WTD annual leave entitlement (4 weeks/20 days exclusive of bank holidays) due to the COVID-19 pandemic to be able to carry it over into the next two leave years. The current position regarding holiday entitlement […]

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COVID-19 – Options Available For Businesses

In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19 the Chancellor has set out a number of measures to support businesses. We touch upon some of the measures being implemented and outline the requirements which businesses must meet to access such measures. 1. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme This scheme is intended to prevent redundancies by giving […]

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