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Furlough Leave Extension – What do I need to know now?
Further to our blog earlier this month regarding the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (known to most as furlough leave) is being extended to 31st March 2020...
To Suspend or Not to Suspend?
As an employer, when you become aware that an employee may have done something wrong, a lot of questions will probably come into your mind at once.  What’s been...
Furlough Scheme Extended to March 2021
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced the government will extend the furlough scheme until March, providing 80 per cent of employees’ wages for those unable to work because of companies being forced...
New National Restrictions
As we enter another period of country wide lockdown the government have listed some updated guidance on the support available. Two key points – the furlough scheme is extended...
Virtual Staff Christmas Party Ideas
Here at ViewHR we have had a number of employers speak to us recently about their Christmas Party plans.  The Coronavirus pandemic means that the traditional festive mingle may...
The UK Transition
We have all been caught in the headlights of the Covid-19 pandemic, when all awhile Brexit is creeping up behind us. Sadly, we can’t ignore the impact that Brexit...
Considering Alternatives to Redundancy
In this latest blog in our series on the topic of redundancy we are looking at considering alternatives to redundancy during the consultation process. ACAS states that during the...
Short-Time Working & Lay-Offs
“I’ve been laid off” is an expression that is sometimes used to colloquially refer to redundancy.  However, a lay-off is actually a temporary measure that may be used by...
Job Support Scheme FAQs
On Thursday 24th September 2020, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the new Job Support Scheme (JSS). With furlough leave due to come to an end on 31st October 2020,...
Update of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 and apply to England only. The purpose of these powers is to save lives...
Furlough Leave – An ‘Us and Them’ Culture?
When Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (known to most as furlough leave) on 20th March 2020, it came as...
The Changes of the ‘Coronacoaster’
The coronavirus pandemic or ‘coronacoaster’ has brought a heightened level of change for both individuals and organisations. We are experiencing more change at home and at work than ever...
Support for low-income employees
During these difficult times, it’s helpful to let employees know what additional support is out there for them. This may come in the form of financial support whereby an...
Applying Fair Redundancy Selection Criteria
In this latest blog on the topic of redundancy, the View HR team consider redundancy scenarios where employers need to find a fair way of selecting employees from a...
Redundancy Consultation
In our blog last week, we looked at top tips for informing employees that their role is at risk of redundancy.  Once employees have been informed of this, the...
Government Kick Start Scheme
The government announced yesterday the details of the kick start scheme which can be found below. This is an exciting time for businesses and those that would potentially be...
At Risk of Redundancy – Informing Employees
In our recent blogs, we have explored how employers may be able to avoid redundancies by saving employment costs in other ways, such as by asking employees to undertake...
COVID-19 SSP Update
Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay extended to employees advised to self-isolate for 14 days prior to operation On 26 August 2020, there were further updates to the Coronavirus related...
Changes to Working Hours
As the government’s job retention scheme is phased out over the coming months, according to recent reports, 12% of the UK’s workforce are currently still on furlough leave.  Many...
CRJS Bonus Scheme Update
The details have now been announced on the retention scheme aimed at securing employment for those employees previously furloughed. If you continue employment between the period of November 2020...
Voluntary Redundancy FAQs
In this latest blog in our series on cost saving options for employers, the View HR team have compiled and set out our answers to the most commonly asked...
Asking Employees to Undertake Alternative Duties
The BBC recently reported that gift-shop employee Sandra Gilbert had quit her job after being asked to clean the toilets by her employer. In these times of Coronavirus, it...
New law to ensure full redundancy payments
From today, 31 July 2020, the Government has announced a new law to ensure Furloughed employees receive full pay for any redundancy payments based on their normal wages, rather...
Cost Savings for Employers
As increasing numbers of businesses are able to reopen following lockdown, and employers are required to begin contributing to the costs of any employees taking furlough leave from the...