Employment Law Update – July 2021

In this update we will be discussing: Workplace considerations in relation to the end of Coronavirus restrictions in England; ACAS Guidance on Hybrid Working; Potential new rules in relation to vaccinations for care home staff; and New right to work check requirements. End of Coronavirus restrictions – employment implications Return to work guidance The government…

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Coronavirus Update for Employers – April 2021

A. Updates and reminders regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) The Government extended the CJRS as part of the Spring Budget. New guidance has now been issued by the Government in respect of the extended CJRS for the period 1 May to 30 September 2021.  Furthermore, a new Treasury Direction to cover this period…

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IR35 and Off Payroll Working: What’s Next?

Preparation and changes from 6 April 2021 From 6 April 2021 the Government has made changes to the IR35 tax regime, designed to prevent tax-avoidance of contractors by the use of an intermediary company (usually a personal service company, or “PSC”). In simple terms, the regime makes sure that workers who would have been an…

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Employment Law changes for April 2021

April is a busy month for employment law changes and updates.  We have set out below the main changes that employers ought to be familiar with ahead of 1 April. Changes to National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage The National Living Wage and the National Minimum Wage rates will increase on 1 April 2021…

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Spring 2021 Budget – Key announcements for employers

On Wednesday 3rd March 2021, Rishi Sunak announced his eagerly awaited Budget.  Generally, the Budget has continued the Government’s message that it is aiming to protect the “jobs and livelihoods” of the British people.  The Budget was presented as a long term response to the issues presented by Covid-19 and the Chancellor warned that the…

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