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The End of Furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme | FAQs for Employers

End of Furlough | HR Solutions

NOTE:  read the new article regarding Extended Furlough Scheme, which was published on 2nd November 2020.   The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends on 31 October 2020, but with Covid-19 cases rising and local lockdowns in place, what options do employers have once the ‘furlough scheme’ ends?  HR Solutions Knowledge Manager, Victoria Templeton, answers some frequently […]

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution | HR Solutions

The last few months have been extremely challenging to both business and employees and consequently, a lot of change is taking place with restructuring and making redundancies. Research also suggests that half of employers still anticipate redundancies when furlough ends in October. The consequences of change such as this can lead to disgruntled employees, employees […]

More redundancies planned as UK businesses operate at half capacity

More Redundancies Planned | HR Solutions

The threat of future local lockdowns and reduced customer demand could see a third of businesses making redundancies during the next three months. Data from the latest Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker from the British Chambers of Commerce and the job site Indeed reveals the top two issues stopping businesses from being able to get back to normal […]

Protecting Your Business

Protecting Your Business | HR Solutions | HR Advice

At a time of uncertainty, you will want to do everything within your means to keep your business running smoothly and to limit risk. As we continue to respond to Covid-19, managing the employment relationship is even more critical to ensure your business can survive and thrive. The biggest cost to any employer is its […]

Furlough Scheme Updates and Implications – June 2020

Furlough Scheme | Coronavirus Job Retention | CJRS | HR Solutions | Employment Law

Coronavirus: What’s next? Flexible Furlough [ Including: 12 June 2020 Update ] Following the Chancellor’s announcement on Friday 29th May and subsequent update of the 12 June 2020, the Chancellor has confirmed the following updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – Furlough Scheme:  The scheme would remain open until October  Furloughed employees will still receive 80% of their […]

Half of UK employers expect redundancies after furlough scheme ends


Almost half of the employers that have put staff on furlough expect to make redundancies when the government’s Job Retention Scheme ends, according to a recent poll. Research by People Management has found that most employers using the scheme have done so for workers they would have otherwise had to let go. The survey of […]

Job Retention Scheme Portal – Claiming for Furlough

Job Retention Scheme Portal | Coronavirus CJRS | HR Solutions

HMRC have announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) portal is now live, from Monday 20th April, with the first payments being made up to 10 days later. We are expecting the portal to be busy for the first few days as many businesses will be accessing it to get their claim started. There […]


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