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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.
During a radio programme this week on BBC Radio 5, there was a report that maternity units around the UK are seeing a rise in the number of admissions and new births to above the usual average for the time of year. The story went on to suggest that the…
The position we find ourselves pressed into because of Covid-19 has of course been entirely unpredictable. There have been threats of global pandemics over recent years such as swine flu or avian flu, but they haven’t amounted to much and life has pretty much carried on as normal. Essentially, we…
As we start 2021 back in lockdown, we might be forgiven for taking a “here we go again” attitude. But that would be missing a huge opportunity to learn from our experiences of Covid-19 and to take appropriate measures that will help us to continue to move forward both as…
Whilst the Covid pandemic has obviously been, and continues to be, a very difficult experience for very many businesses and employees, two issues that it has particularly highlighted over the last ten months have been individuals’ Mental Health and Domestic Abuse. We’ve published separate posts about both of these topics…
Whilst the looming festive season is likely to be somewhat less festive than usual this year due to Coronavirus restrictions, employers still need to be mindful of the implications of staff holidays during this period, particularly if any employees are furloughed. Because taking time as leave doesn’t “break furlough”, the…
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…

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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…