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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.
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…
Before Covid, we had seen a notable rise in the number of employees requesting flexible working requests. Work/life balance had increasingly become a leading factor in people’s employer and career choices and requests for changes in working hours or conditions had started to come from employees of all generations; Millennials…
How to deal with and manage absence has always been a topic that has generated a lot of requests for advice and support. With the Covid pandemic has come a whole raft of new absence scenarios that has given rise to a new wave of absence management enquiries. These enquires…
Moving to the Flexible Furlough Scheme has proved largely un-eventful in itself, however the withdrawal of NI and Pension payments by the Government this month has put added strain on some businesses, enough for a number to concede that redundancies are inevitable in order to survive. Further reductions in the…
Throughout the coronavirus crisis it has been our mission to keep you up to date with the latest news and guidance from Government to enable you to remain fair and legal when dealing with your employees. With the rules and guidelines changing almost daily, particularly in the early days and…
Following Spain’s removal last Sunday from the UK’s ‘safe list’, the list of countries you can return to the UK from with the need for self-isolation, this morning Luxembourg also lost its place after an increase in cases was reported. Whilst the move to remove Spain from the list was…
It’s no secret that redundancies are on the rise. As the Government’s furlough scheme begins to be wound down, some employers are finding that the prospect of paying just the National Insurance and pension contribution of their furloughed staff will be too big a cost burden to bear. Consequently, the…
Now that flexible furlough has come into effect, we are starting to see more businesses bring workers back into work on a part-time or flexible basis. Most employees are pleased to be able to return to work, even if the new environment seems a little strange. However we have been…
The big story the week was of course the Summer statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer who set out his spending plan to revitalise the economy as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. With a fiscal stimulus costing billions of pounds, the focus remained very much around job retention…
The Government advice for workers during the Covid crisis remains that we should continue to work from home wherever possible. We know from our own clients that this is largely being adhered to and YouGov statistics recorded in May show that 38% of the UK workforce were working from home;…