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COVID-19

HR Solutions

Our advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak

The rapid and constantly changing environment that COVID-19 has created in the UK has presented the business community with many urgent and unique challenges which will continue to develop over the coming weeks and months. This is our time to support you, your business and your industry to meet and overcome these challenges. Our nimble and flexible approach has enabled us to already provide solutions to our clients in handling issues relating to COVID-19. Our decisive attitude has identified and enabled speedy resolutions to moving services online.

As the situation continues to progress, we are here to provide answers to your questions, to give guidance on your decisions and to support you to make the sometimes difficult choices that will protect your business in the weeks to come and through to the other side.

With so much information to take in an top of managing your business, we're making it our job to keep things simplified and relevant. We will be keep our guidance updated as the situation develops and our team available to take your call.

We've set up a toolkit specifically to help you deal with COVID-19 in your place of work. You'll find a range of free briefings that precis the Government's and others' advice into manageable and easily digestible documents. You'll also find letter templates for handling staff that you have has to…
You'll find accurate and relevant information across our website regarding COVID-19 including actions that employers should take and processes to follow. Sometimes though you might want to hear it from the horses mouth so here we've compiled what we think are the most pertinent pages from the .gov website.
When Chancellor Rishi Sunak created his Job Support Scheme (JSS) to supersede the Coronavirus Job Retention, or furlough, scheme (CJRS) from the 1st November, he was clear that its intention was to protect “sustainable jobs”. The message was that the furlough scheme could not run indefinitely to prop-up jobs that…
Just as we were gearing up for the implementation of the Job Support Scheme, Boris and Rishi manage to pull a rabbit out of the hat and grant an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention or Furlough scheme which it was set to replace until December. And for extra pizazz,…
Our monthly Employment Law & Health & Safety Breakfast meetings have a loyal following. Here you can watch a 5 minute video of Roger Hart from Outsource Safety discuss and give some guidance on masks and face coverings during the Covid Pandemic. You can contact Roger through his website at…

Media

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme comes to an end, the resurgence of infection cases and new lockdown measures have left a lot of businesses wondering how and if they will get through the next phase of the pandemic. Understandably, most enquiries we received this week have been around the…
The pandemic is creating a constantly shifting tide of Government announcements. Staying on top of them all has almost become a full time job. Last week we gave you details of the Chancellors Job Support Scheme and this week we're already having to provide you with an update as revisions…
This week we have a guest post from John Gillen of the Rehab Clinics Group Since the country went into lockdown in March, there have been reports of increased alcohol sales in supermarkets. Whilst statistics are not yet clear whether or not alcohol sales have increased overall during the lockdown…
After a full year in office, the Prime Minster delivered his party conference speech this week in very different circumstances and surroundings to what he may have expected 12 months ago. Despite donating a significant part of his speech to the opportunities for developing wind-turbine generated electricity in the UK,…
An uncomfortable by-product of the Covid-19 pandemic and of the associated lockdown, has been the notable rise in reports of domestic abuse. One the most startling facts that has been revealed by this increase is just how much some individuals rely on the workplace as a haven or place of…
Following on from the implementation this week of new restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his new Job Support Scheme. Designed to help maintain “viable jobs”, this will come into play from 1st November to follow on immediately from the end of the Coronavirus…
It’s not going away! With a recent and significant increase in cases, and local lockdown increasingly being imposed across areas of the UK, the country seems to be going backwards in its struggle against Covid-19. The most common theme in calls to the help line recently has been how to…