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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.
As lockdown is loosened a little further this weekend, we are starting to see more businesses re-open and staff return to the workplace. The Government has released guidance for which businesses are and are not allowed to open and has published guidance for the safety measures that must be put…
How holidays should be managed for employees who are on furlough has remained a subject of confusion pretty much since the outset of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Without publishing clear guidance, the Government added to the uncertainty by proposing new legislation that enables employees to carry over unused holiday…
This was a week of mixed messages from the Government. Indeed, Boris’s message on Sunday night was of itself somewhat contradictory; as has been highlighted by the press and social media lampoonery. Notwithstanding, we have seen a relaxation of lockdown rules and the first tentative steps back to something like…
As we begin a new month under lockdown, the economic future remains shrouded in uncertainty. There are some glimmers of an easing of restrictions in the not too distant future, and we have seen other countries begin to relax controls and allow a cautious return to work for some sectors.…
Monday (20th April) saw the launch of the Government portal for re-claiming employment costs for furloughed workers under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Over 140,000 companies accessed the portal to make claims on the first day alone and there seems to have been a largely positive response. Fears of…
Whilst the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has introduced furloughing staff as an alternative to lay-off and redundancy during the current crisis, another three weeks of lock-down, as announced last night, could mean some drastic rethinking for some businesses. Other organisations may have found the lock-down period to be…
Thanks to the Government Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), we’ve all learned a new word this month, ‘Furlough’. Through the CJRS, employers now have the option to furlough workers and claim back 80% of their employment costs from the Government rather than simply let them go where they have no…