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Bonus scheme for retaining furloughed workers announced
Rishi Sunak has revealed a range of measures designed to save jobs and boost the economy following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The Chancellor has announced a new job retention...
Happy Birthday to ViewHR!
“The reality is that every ‘view’ is different, from whatever position, perspective or feel.” Today marks the 5th birthday of ViewHR and what a five years it has been!...
How to Respond to Employee Whistleblowing
What is Whistleblowing and why is it so important to be reminded about it now? Whistleblowing is when an employee raises a concern about a potential wrongdoing, usually in...
Flexible Furlough Scheme Additional Update
There has been a slight update on the Flexible Furlough Scheme (FFS) payment rules for you to be aware of. Under the FFS arrangement, there is now confirmation that...
How the Furlough Scheme (CJRS) will operate from July 1st
(Correct as of 13th June 2020) Main Principles Prior to 1 July 2020, employees on furlough could not undertake any work for you other than training. From 1 July,...
Maternity Leave and Furlough
Working parents on statutory maternity and paternity leave, who are returning to work before October 2020, will be eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The government announced on 9th...
Changes to Furlough as of July 2020
July is a pivotal month for the Job Retention Scheme.  Whilst the financial support package within the Coronavirus Job Retention scheme is not changing, there are some other very...
Responding to Coronavirus-Related Racism in the Workplace
In May 2020 it was reported that hate crime directed at south and east Asian communities increased by 21% during the Coronavirus crisis, with shocking examples of offences including...
New Flexible Furlough Scheme and Statutory Sick Pay (Track and Trace Amendments) Update
As of last week, we have some interesting amendments and changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and to the SSP process in relation to the new track and...
Employees Raising Covid-19 Safety Concerns
On Sunday 10th May 2020, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave an address to the nation, within which he said: “We now need to stress that anyone who can’t...
Holiday Entitlement during Covid 19
While it was confirmed in April that furloughed workers could themselves request to take annual leave without breaking furlough, many questions remained. Here’s some key elements as it currently...
Working Safely Guidance
During these unprecedented times, it is important for businesses to operate where it is safe to do so. One of the key messages from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech...
The practicalities of returning to work after Lockdown
Businesses are starting to look deeper into their operations as we navigate our way through the Coronavirus pandemic. Financial and operational business continuation plans are probably taking shape. However,...
COVID-19: Guidance for employers
Never in our lifetime have employers had to deal with such a fast-changing, disruptive and stressful environment as that caused by the Coronavirus outbreak. The outbreak of coronavirus, officially...
Working from Home – Part 2
This blog is the second in our series exploring the topic of working from home during the current period of government restrictions.  Our first blog explored the topics of...
Working from Home – Part 1
The current UK government guidance in response to the Covid-19 pandemic states that “travelling for work purposes” is permitted, “but only where you cannot work from home”, and as...
Government Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Leave (As We Understand It On Monday 6th April)
Please see our latest blog for guidance for employers. Please note that this note was produced on Monday 6th April and is likely to become outdated with ever changing...
Employee Motivation and Wellbeing in Uncertain Times
The employment landscape has changed dramatically in recent weeks thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.  When the UK government began to announce restrictions that led to many businesses closing their...
Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme
Please see our latest blog for guidance for employers. HM Revenue and Customs have released guidance on how to claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme....
Government Job Retention Scheme: Furlough Leave (As We Understand It on Monday 23 March)
Please see our latest blog for guidance for employers. Please note that this note was produced on Monday 23 March and is likely to become out dated with ever...
Temporary Homeworking Policy
In response to the current Coronavirus pandemic crisis and Government guidance, our employees may find themselves needing to work from home. At this stage, we are unable to determine...
Employees on the wrong side of the law
If you are an employer and become aware that an employee is suspected of, or worse has been found guilty of, committing a criminal offence, what are your options? ...
How do you create a diverse board?
In acknowledgement of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2020, here at View HR we have been looking into recent reports on the topic of diversity on boards.  According...
Coronavirus – Employer FAQs
What can I do to help prevent the potential spread of Coronavirus in the workplace? The World Health Organisation have issued guidance setting out basic protective measures, which is...