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    Hot on the heels of last week’s e-bulletin, the case of Azeem Rafiq once more puts process over politics to the fore. Last week we spoke of the Owen...
    “Oh, what a mess! It could have been so easy!” – words that we often hear as lawyers when belatedly instructed by clients and no doubt the sentiment,...
    What’s changed? In mid-April, the Department of Health and Social Care launched a consultation into whether to make Covid-19 vaccines compulsory for...
    Each year certain statutory payments and employment tribunal awards increase. We set out a list of some of the main ones below:
    At a time when we are hearing predictions that a third wave of COVID-19 will ‘wash up on our shores,’ coupled with news of potential blocks on the...
    As of last week, approximately 23,000,000 people in the UK had been given the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
    HM Treasury has issued a new Treasury Direction (New Direction) in respect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
    You are no doubt already aware, that new deadlines apply for submitting a claim regards your furloughed employees under the Government's Coronavirus...
    The Government has recently published several amended guidance documents which can be found on the Government website. The guidance confirms much of...
    Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has today announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will run until 31 March 2021 (not December 2020 as previously...
    It was announced at the weekend that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will remain open until December 2020. The timing of...
    Following an outcry from many businesses, particularly those based in “tier two” areas that will face significantly reduced demand but will not be...
    So, today we hear that the Government has yielded to pressure by providing a successor system to the furlough scheme. Instead of paying for people...
    As we emerge from lockdown, a highlight for many of us has been finally getting our own locks trimmed, dyed and styled in a much deserved (and often...
    Welcome to what feels like week 932 of lockdown and what better way to celebrate the advent of the Flexible Furlough Scheme (we don't recommend you...
    In our update last week, we gave the warning that 10 June was deadline day for choosing to use the furlough scheme. Whilst it is, it has now been...
    With Rishi and Boris hoping to wean employers off furlough, we thought it might be useful to publish the most frequently asked questions we are...
    For those that may have missed it, next Wednesday is an important day for the furlough scheme. For many, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has...
    Well, the day was bound to come, wasn't it? Fed up with the eye-watering pain to the economy, and invigorated by his convalescence at Chequers...
    Well, one thing we can all say is that in the last 6 to 8 weeks things have changed! Well done to you all for grappling with the furlough scheme and...
    We bring to you news of a fourth update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS).
    Well, lockdown continues and the position regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme keeps evolving.
    Over the last week or so, many of you have been in touch with questions and queries about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and how it may apply...
    In our update earlier today on the furlough scheme, we mentioned employees needing a month's service to be eligible. To be clear, at this stage, that...
    As we know, last week the Chancellor, Rishi Sunek unveiled a further Government scheme to support people, jobs and businesses in light of the...
    To rapturous applause - naturally - our Chancellor delivered a budget packed with big promises today. We can speculate on how it will be afforded...
    The recently decided case of Rae v Wellhead Electrical Supplies Limited 4110014/19 serves as a salutary reminder of the adverse consequences an...
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks you can't fail to have noticed the rapidly escalating concerns surrounding the spread...
    I despair. Truly I do. Has HM Government not being listening to a word we’ve said in these e-bulletins? I ask you – what is the point!
    With the Easter holidays not far away, many individuals will be looking at taking their first period of holiday. Calculating the amount of holiday...
    The case of Phoenix House v Tatiana Stockman that went before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) was asked to rule on whether an employee covertly...
    There is a traditional proverb that says "nothing is certain [in life] other than death and taxes". Now, some employment lawyers might say that a...
    The recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) case of Tesco Stores Ltd v Tennant UKEAT/0167/19/00 has confirmed that when claiming disability...
    In an announcement certain to be welcomed from all quarters, the Government confirmed today that, subject to Parliamentary approval, the Parental...
    Often we are asked by our employer clients whether they always have to conduct a separate investigation hearing, before holding a disciplinary...
    Splashed across the news today, you can’t fail to notice the uproar caused by Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from royal life. Despite many...