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This morning we have had the first report from HMRC on the operation of the Furlough Scheme. It is in the form of a tweet. It reports that 185,000 claims have been submitted covering 1,300,000 employees. So a lot of employees are benefitting from the Scheme. A lot of employers are, also doubtless, making

In line with its recently discovered penchant for updating the Furlough Scheme, the most recent Government guidance (the 4th) was published on Friday, 17 April, and in some ways manages the quite tricky task of publishing clarifications that make the Furlough Scheme less clear than it was before in some respects. An update on the

Only days after the last UK Government update, we now have a further set of updates in relation to the Guidance Note on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and to the Self Employment Income Support Scheme, both of which we have written about previously. Crucially we also now have a Treasury Direction which provides the

The UK Government’s latest update for the Furlough Scheme follows hot on the heels of its previous guidance. The updated guidance, published on 9 April, just ahead of the Easter weekend, does clarify some areas of operation but leaves other questions unanswered. This update explains what has changed.
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Since our recent alert on the UK Government’s updates to Furlough Guidance, we have noted that clarifications to certain points have been supplemented through social media and other unusual sources. This short update provides clarification on questions regarding TUPE transfers, holiday and when the furlough portal is due to be operational. Read the full

For a third consecutive year, the London head of Employment at Mayer Brown, Nicholas Robertson, has edited and contributed a preface and chapter on the UK in the latest edition of The Labour and Employment Disputes Review.
The book, published by The Law Reviews in March 2020, is a yearly review of procedure, key

On 4th April 2020 the UK Government provided an update to its previous guidance on the Furlough Scheme. This update builds on our previous article reviewing the original guidance on the Scheme, identifies key areas that have now shifted, and considers some of the issues which have not been addressed.

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This update looks at the help offered to some self-employed individuals by the Self-employment Income Support Scheme. Details of this Scheme were published on 26 March 2020. It will be of direct interest to those self-employed individuals who may be able to claim under it. However, we think that some employers who make use of

At long last, we have further details on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This has come out of GOV.UK overnight and provides some much welcomed detail. This update looks at the further information that has been provided and some potentially tricky areas for employers who are looking at using the Scheme. To read the full

The Coronavirus Act 2020 has now been passed by Parliament in the UK. The Emergency Volunteering Leave Scheme provides for employees and workers to take time off work to work as emergency volunteers. This note looks at the Scheme, the obligations an employer owes to staff who wish to volunteer, and some likely tricky issues