The latest guidance from BEIS, published 13 May, confirms how holiday entitlement and holiday pay is to work during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Guidance Note is informative in some areas but makes a number of quite odd suggestions in others. We must remember that it is simply guidance. An employee’s statutory rights for holiday leave

We now have a further updated Guidance Note from HMRC. On 30 April 2020, the Government produced some new guidance on the Furlough Scheme. Contrary to some of the previous guidance updates, these are broadly helpful in clarifying some areas of uncertainty.

We have written a short report on the changes, which is available from

Not very seriously, appears to be the answer. Indeed, despite the Lord’s scathing Report being published on Monday 27 April, later that day, the financial secretary to The Treasury, Jesse Norman, told the Commons that the Government still intends to include an amendment to enable the private sector off-payroll scheme to be enacted in the

“Riddled with problems, unfairness and unintended consequences”  was The Lords’ verdict in a Report published on Monday on the ‘off –payroll rules’ (the “Rules”) which the Government had proposed introducing on 6 April 2020. The Report is a good read and echoes what many of us have been saying for some time about the introduction

The UK Government has relaxed the Working Time Regulations 1998 (“WTR“) on carrying over untaken annual leave due to the effects of COVID-19. Under the Amendment Regulations, workers will now be able to carry over untaken annual leave into the next two leave years where they have been unable to take it due

In the fifth round of updates from GOV.UK to the UK Furlough Scheme, both the Employee Guidance Note, “Check if your Employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”, and the Employer Guidance Note, “Check if you can claim for your Employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme”, were updated

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

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.
Read the full update on mayerbrown.com