Updated shielding guidance in Scotland
By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   Following our JEL alert yesterday where we outlined that after 1 April 2021, shielding will no longer be...
Louise Walker
19th Mar 2021
Shielding no longer required in England and Wales after 1 April 2021
By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   Individuals who are considered to be extremely clinically vulnerable have been required to shield at various...
Louise Walker
18th Mar 2021
Further Extension of the Furlough Scheme as the UK Emerges from Lockdown
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director.   As widely reported in the news this week, in yesterday's Spring Budget, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak,...
Caroline Cockbain
4th Mar 2021
The coronavirus vaccine – considerations for employers
By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor. For most of us, the coronavirus vaccine is the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. As an employer, you may be wondering...
Lauren Wilson
22nd Feb 2021
Furlough Scheme Extended (Again) and 80% Contribution Promised Until April 2021
By Lauren Wilson, Solicitor.   Yesterday afternoon, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) is being...
Lauren Wilson
18th Dec 2020
Treasury Direction on extended furlough scheme – Notice periods no longer covered
By David Reid, Director.   On Friday, the Treasury published its fourth Direction to HMRC on the operation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...
David Reid
16th Nov 2020
Rules for extended Furlough Scheme – Important change coming on notice periods?
By Louise Walker, Associate Director.   On Tuesday evening, the government published its revised rules for the extended period of the Coronavirus...
Louise Walker
12th Nov 2020
Furlough Scheme now extended to end of March
By David Reid, Director.   Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme)...
David Reid
6th Nov 2020
Furlough Scheme extended as Job Support Scheme postponed
By David Reid, Director.   On Saturday, in conjunction with the announcement of a further national lockdown in England, the government decided...
David Reid
2nd Nov 2020
Major changes to the Job Support Scheme
By David Reid, Director.   Today, the Chancellor announced a major revision to the terms of the Job Support Scheme, which comes into force on 1...
David Reid
22nd Oct 2020
New Coronavirus Regulations
By Angela Strzyzewska, Senior Solicitor.   The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 (‘Regulations’)...
Angela Strzyzewska
1st Oct 2020
New Job Support Scheme announced by Chancellor
By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   Yesterday afternoon, the Chancellor announced that a new Job Support Scheme will be introduced from 1 November...
Pauline Hughes
25th Sep 2020
New quarantine guidance released
By Caroline Cockbain, Associate Director. The government has recently published new guidance for situations where employees are returning home to the UK...
Caroline Cockbain
28th Aug 2020
Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus - Update
By Pauline Hughes, Solicitor.   Further to our recent JEL alert on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s “Plan for Jobs” which can be accessed...
Pauline Hughes
5th Aug 2020
The end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the introduction of the Job Retention Bonus
By Gillian Cumming, Senior Solicitor.   Last week, Chancellor Rishi Sunak gave a speech entitled “A Plan for Jobs”, the transcript of which...
Gillian Cumming
17th Jul 2020
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