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Job Support Scheme Update

Recognising the pressure businesses in some sectors and areas are facing, yesterday’s update of the Job Support Scheme (JSS) attempts to offer employers more support in the hope that it protects more jobs. When originally announced, the JSS – which will come into effect on November 1 – required employees to be working 33% of…

The future after Furlough

As the Coronavirus Job Replacement Scheme (CJRS) draws to a close on 31 October 2020 and the pandemic continues with the introduction of new restrictions, employers need to look to the future and consider the new options available to support their businesses. Employment Partner, Sean McDonough outlines some of the options in his latest article….

The Job Retention Bonus explained

On 2 October, HMRC published a Treasury Direction which modifies the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to establish the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus. What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Bonus? In broad terms, the £1000 bonus is available for employers in respect of any employee whom they have previously furloughed under the CJRS but…

Job Support Scheme Expands

On the 1st November the government’s Job Support Scheme (JSS) is due to start but it’s already being expanded, to protect employees and support businesses that are now required to close as new lockdown restrictions come in to effect. The scheme, which is UK wide, will begin on 1 November 2020 and will be available…

Practical tips for Managers to support employee health and wellbeing

As we approach the 7th month of working from home and the season starts to change, HR Consultant Lucy Cotterell offers some guidance and tips aimed at helping managers to ensure they can support their team’s health and well-being. With the Centre for Mental Health charity predicting that up to 10 million people (almost 20%…

The Key Features of the New Job Support Scheme

The new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will start on 1 November and is aimed at supporting viable jobs by topping up pay for employees working reduced hours due to decreased demand. While no doubt more detail about the JSS will follow, Employment Partner Sean McDonough outlines the key features in his latest article. The key…

All change in the workplace as Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends and the Job Support Scheme Starts.

  The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has now set out the government’s new job retention measures, in an attempt to support employers who face lower demand due to Covid 19 over the next six months. While more information is coming out all the time about the scheme, Employment Partner Sean McDonough answers some of the key…

Workplace return – how should employers manage this?

Following today’s briefing by Professor Chris Whitty, the government’s chief medical adviser, and Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, there can be no doubt in the coming weeks and months, there will be more developments which impact on employers. It is up to employers to keep pace with the latest guidance and regulations and to reassure…

Welcome back to our offices

As we welcome clients back into our offices we understand that after a few months at home this might be a little daunting. Our ‘What to expect’ video, we hope, will answer any questions you may have and help put your mind at rest that your safety and that of our teams is our priority….

Watch Sean McDonough & Lucy Cotterell in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery: Return to Work with Mogers Drewett

As lockdown continues to ease businesses are faced with the new challenge of how to bring teams back into the office safely. Sean and Lucy discuss what businesses need to do to be Covid-safe and how to reassure their teams as they return to work in the latest Bath Life Business Surgery. They cover everything…