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Furlough Fraud – First Arrest Reported

Furlough Fraud – First Arrest Reported

Furlough-specific directors’ liabilities are in the spotlight as news of thousands of cases of suspected furlough fraud come to light. With the Furlough scheme winding down and lockdown measures being eased, HMRC has announced plans

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Covid-19 Return to Work – More Questions than Answers for Employers

Covid-19 Return to Work – More Questions than Answers for Employers

The Government’s recent announcement that employees who cannot work from home should return to work has given rise to more questions than answers. Without specific legislation in place, employers, HR professionals and their advisers need to turn to existing legislative and contractual principles for answers. In brief, where an employer is keen and able to reopen its business, we have here some steps to take to protect yourself and employees.

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Furlough Scheme Update

Furlough Scheme Update

Within a few days of publishing our Furlough Letter Template, the Government has made some changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and HMRC have confirmed that they will be accepting claims from next Monday,

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Attending To Your Business Health During Lockdown

Attending To Your Business Health During Lockdown

For those of you whose business is now quieter than usual, you could consider using the time to do some housekeeping and take care of some of the things you never normally get around to. For example, you could run a check to see your website is legally compliant and that you have the Ts & Cs you need for when we come out of quarantine (or while we are in it).

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