Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and Statutory Sick Pay – Updated Guidance for Employers (26th May 2020)

Our recent newsletters have provided guidance for employers with regards to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “Scheme”). As you will no doubt be aware, the Government are continually releasing new guidance as the pandemic continues here in the UK and the need for the Scheme continues.

We have addressed some frequently asked questions concerning the updated guidance below as well as some questions concerning furlough leave in general.

When will the Scheme come to an end?

COVID-19 – Return to Work: A Practical Guide for Employers

Currently in Wales the message from the Welsh Government is that people should only travel to work if it is not reasonably practicable for them to work from home. However, please note that the Welsh Government have published a list of all businesses which must remain closed for now – these include bars and restaurants, hotels and leisure centres, etc.

Health & Safety Ranked Top Concern for Businesses Emerging from Lockdown

Health & Safety Ranked Top concern for businesses emerging from lockdown

Cash Flow comes second, Client Confidence third

Health and safety is the most pressing concern among businesses emerging from lockdown according to the latest poll we have undertaken together with other members of the UK’s leading legal and accounting membership group, the UK200Group.

Thank you to NHS and key workers – 50% discount on the price of Wills

Like everyone, we are truly indebted to those working in the NHS and to the key workers that are playing such a vital part in keeping the country functioning in these extraordinary times.

We recognise of course that many do so at an increased level of risk to their own health, which of course brings additional stress and worry.  People are understandably reflecting more about their own circumstances and arrangements than they have perhaps done previously, and seek peace of mind that their affairs are in order.     

Planning for the Future: A practical checklist to help SMEs prepare for returning to work post lockdown

As we enter into a new ‘stage’ of the coronavirus world, we have produced a helpful checklist to help you prepare your business for the ‘post lockdown’ era. alongside other members of UK200 Group, an organisation of lawyers and accountants that provide services to a large number of SMEs across the UK.