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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 questions about the topic of voluntary redundancy. Q – Do I always have to offer voluntary redundancy before starting to consult individually on possible compulsory redundancies? […]

How to support employee’s wellbeing during Covid-19

Employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. This includes mental health and well-being and you have the same duty of care to your staff during this COVID-19 pandemic as you do at any other time. Our working lives have been changing for a while now – but the […]

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 bonus as part of its “A Plan for Jobs 2020”. On Wednesday 8th July, Rishi Sunak announced a £1,000 “job retention bonus” for employers that bring […]

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 the employer WILL top up wages to the 80% for those on furlough rather than ‘should’. From 1 July, employers have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees […]

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 significant changes to be aware of. From 1 July, furlough rebate claim periods will no longer be able to overlap calendar months. This is necessary to […]

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 work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work.” As a result, many employers have been busy […]

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 on Sunday evening was that people who can’t work from home should be “actively encouraged” to go to work. However, it is important to return to […]

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, the people plan can be very complex depending on the current status of your business and your future expectations. It is important to recognise that workforce […]

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 Covid-19, raises points and many questions of employment law, immigration, health and safety and data protection law for UK employers. Specific advice should be sought where […]

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 such as a manager or business owner you may currently find yourself managing your employees remotely for the first time. In this first blog on the […]

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 Government measures and guidance. Please check with your Accountant and against Government guidelines when looking to adopt Furlough Leave. On Saturday 4th April, the Government updated […]

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 doors, and many others within supply chains experiencing knock-on effects, the immediate priority has been to secure the future of businesses, and with that, jobs.  The […]