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The Job Support Scheme

October 14, 2020 12:09 pm Published by

Here are some of the finer details of the Job Support Scheme (JSS): – The Government has explained that an employee on the JSS will earn a minimum of 77% of their normal wages where the Government contribution has not been capped – Employers using the JSS will also be able to claim the Job Retention Bonus for each employee which meets the criteria – For the first three months of the scheme the employee must work at least 33% of their usual hours, after which time this threshold may change – Working patterns may change after a minimum of 7 days and staff may ‘cycle’ on and off the scheme – For every hour not worked by the employee, the Government and the employer will pay a third each of the...

The Job Retention Bonus

October 14, 2020 12:00 pm Published by

The Treasury has issued more details on the Job Retention Bonus. Here is a summary, broadly in line with what we knew was coming:- the Job Retention Bonus is available to employers in respect of each employee who (a) has been on furlough at some point; and (b) remains employed, and not under notice, on 31 January 2021. HMRC will make a payment of £1,000 to the employer for each eligible employee.  This is a bonus to the employer, and the employer does not have to pass it over to the employee. to receive the bonus, the employer must have paid a salary of at least £1,560 to the employee between 6 November 2020 and 5 February 2021 (this is to prevent the employer getting a bonus of £1,000 by keeping,...

Help with redundancies

July 22, 2020 9:03 pm Published by

Do you need to make redundancies? This guide summarises the consultation process and explains the need for ‘pools’ and objective criteria. For advice around your specific needs, as well as an analysis of your contractual obligations, statutory redundancy pay and the relevant letters please contact us on 020 8346 8686 or via

Update to the Job Retention Scheme – Flexible Furlough

July 8, 2020 5:11 pm Published by

With effect from 1 July 2020 the Government introduced changes to the Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which enable an Employer to bring their staff back to work on a part-time basis and furlough them for their remaining contractual hours. It is important that there is a written agreement in place for each employee detailing the hours they will be working and these should be kept for five years. This video clip gives more detail regarding the changes to the CJRS.

The Government Job Retention Scheme

April 2, 2020 10:44 am Published by

On 20 March 2020 the Government announced that due to the difficulties organisations are facing in this global pandemic they would set up a fund to pay towards staff salaries for roles which would otherwise be laid off. In order to receive these funds employees need to agree to ‘Furlough leave’ which means they cannot work for their employer for a temporary period. Employers can claim up to 80% of salary for each furloughed employee up to a maximum of £2500 per month per employee. The employees need to have been on PAYE from 28 February 2020. Employers will need to put in place a temporary contract variation with staff. If you would like assistance with this or have any...

New right for workers to receive a pay slip

August 11, 2019 7:40 pm Published by

With effect from 6 April 2019 employers are now required to provide workers with an itemised pay statement when they pay any salary or wages to workers. Where the employer fails to do this, either in total or because the statement does not comply with the legislation, the worker will have a right to make a reference to an employment tribunal.

Paid Parental Bereavement Leave expected

August 1, 2019 4:29 pm Published by

Paid Parental Bereavement leave is expected to be introduced in April 2020 allowing parents two weeks statutory bereavement leave. Entitlement to statutory paid leave under the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Act will be subject to service qualifications and proof of the employee’s relationship with the child. Currently parents are entitled to take unpaid leave to deal with emergencies involving dependants.

The General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR

October 3, 2017 2:28 pm Published by

The General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR – came into force on 25 May 2018. The key changes for Employers concern consent, subject access requests, and automated decision making. The GDPR requires employers to obtain a higher standard of consent from individuals to their personal data being processed. Subject access requests (where an employee requests information e.g. from their HR files) will need to be completed within one month, rather than the current 40 days. The regulation also introduces a new right for individuals not to be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing that may have a damaging impact on them, whether legally or otherwise, for example recruitment decisions. Such decisions should have human intervention. We recommend that clients: 1. Audit...

Susie Kaye interviewed by Robert Glazer, Ripe Financial Chartered Accountants

January 20, 2016 3:05 pm Published by

Susie was interviewed by Robert Glazer of Ripe Financial Chartered Accountants. Robert asked her a number of questions regarding the work of Your HR Partner. They covered a range of topics from drafting Employment Contracts and Staff Handbooks to advice on Appraisals and Restructuring. To view the interview in full click on the link below:

‘Exclusive’ Zero hours Contracts unenforceable

May 26, 2015 5:29 pm Published by

As of May 2015, employers using so called ‘zero hours’ employment contracts are no longer able to require such staff to work exclusively for them. Any provision in a ‘zero hours’ employment contract which prohibits the worker from working for another employer, or requires the employee to first get the employer’s consent is unenforceable. This gives zero hours employees the ability to supplement their incomes by undertaking work for other employers without being in breach of the terms of their employment contract.