COVID-19: Government announces that seasonal workers can start immediately

The Government has announced that as of 17 November, seasonal poultry workers arriving from abroad can work during their 14-day quarantine period. However, they will still be required to self-isolate from the general public. The announcement by Transport Secretary Grant

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The New COVID-19 Tier System

When the national temporary lockdown ends in England on 2 December 2020, the country will enter a new tougher, tiered local system of restrictions. To help you understand what you can and cannot do under this new system, please use

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Companies House to scrap paper reminder letters

Companies House has announced that businesses will no longer receive reminder letters, as it seeks to end paper communications. Businesses across the UK have been receiving a notification letter by post letting them know that Companies House is withdrawing this

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Third round of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) opens on Monday with tighter eligibility criteria

The third round of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will open on Monday 30 November 2020 with tighter eligibility criteria than have applied to the previous two rounds of the scheme. The third grant is worth 80 per cent

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Important deadlines approach for the furlough scheme

Businesses across the UK are being reminded of key deadlines and actions for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which are just days away. The CJRS was extended recently to 31‌‌‌ ‌March 2021 for all parts of the UK. Since

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Spending Review highlights long-term economic impact of Coronavirus pandemic

The Chancellor’s statement to Parliament setting out his Spending Review decisions came against a backdrop of predictions from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), which indicated that the UK economy will shrink by 11.3 per cent this year – the

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Struggling to get to grips with the furlough extension?

Why not read our latest FAQ Employers across the UK have welcomed the decision to extend the furlough scheme, also known as the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), until the end of March 2021. This will help businesses to protect

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Retaining and recruiting talent after Brexit

The end of the Brexit transition period is drawing nearer and it is important that you consider the impact that this may have on your workforce after the 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021 onwards, the free movement agreement

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New bill proposes changes to pay reporting obligations

A new Private Members’ Bill, with cross-party support, has been introduced in Parliament, which seeks to give employees the right to know colleagues’ earnings and expands pay reporting obligations. The Equal Pay Information and Claims Bill 2019 – 2021 (EPIC)

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Is your business prepared for IR35?

Businesses now just have a matter of months left to prepare for the changes to the off-payroll working rules, also known as IR35. The changes to the IR35 legislation to the private sector in April 2021, following its delay earlier

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