As one of the sadder consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic, most employers are going to have to look closely at whether or not to make significant job cuts to their current headcount. While some employers may view this as an opportunity to recruit and acquire staff either generally or in particular areas, most employers are

The latest guidance from BEIS, published 13 May, confirms how holiday entitlement and holiday pay is to work during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Guidance Note, which is informative in some areas but makes a number of quite odd suggestions in others, is simply guidance. An employee’s statutory rights for holiday leave and holiday pay are

This update follows on from the Article we recently published on the many areas of planning that UK employers could usefully carry out in preparation for a return to work. We now have had the announcement from the Prime Minister on Sunday, May 10, 2020, and the advisory document, “New Guidance Launched to help

Contrary to the fears of many commentators, we have had news of an extension to the UK Government’s Furlough Scheme. Our latest update looks at the recent announcement from May 12, 2020, and the details we are awaiting.

To read the full update, please visit MayerBrown.com.

***

If you wish to receive periodic updates

We now have a further updated the Guidance Note from HMRC. On April 30, 2020, the Government produced some new guidance on the Furlough Scheme. Contrary to some of the previous guidance updates, these are broadly helpful in clarifying some areas of uncertainty.

We have written a short report on the changes, which is available

In the fifth round of updates from GOV.UK to the UK Furlough Scheme, both the Employee Guidance Note, “Check if your Employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme,” and the Employer Guidance Note, “Check if you can claim for your Employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme,” were updated on 23 April 2020.

This morning we have had the first report from HMRC on the operation of the furlough scheme. It is in the form of a tweet. It reports that 185,000 claims have been submitted covering 1,300,000 employees. So a lot of employees are benefitting from the Scheme. A lot of employers are, also doubtless, making

In line with its recently discovered penchant for updating the Furlough Scheme, the most recent Government guidance (the 4th) was published on Friday, 17 April, and in some ways manages the quite tricky task of publishing clarifications that make the Furlough Scheme less clear than it was before in some respects. An update on the