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The government has announced a number of measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. For further details, see Practice Notes: Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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The government has announced a number of measures in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis either that relate specifically to the UK tax regime, or that HMRC is...

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STOP PRESS: On 10 May 2020, the Prime Minister announced the first step in modifying the government’s lockdown measures, and in particular a change in emphasis in...

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This Practice Note tracks domestic legislation introduced as part of the UK government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes a Coronavirus SI...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) represents a big challenge for employers participating in pension schemes. This Practice Note covers the impact of coronavirus on such employers,...

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UPDATE (12/5/20): The Chancellor announced on 12 May that the CJRS will be extended to 31 October 2020. New flexibility allowing those furloughed to return to part-time...

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UPDATE (12/5/20): The Chancellor announced on 12 May that the CJRS will be extended to 31 October 2020. New flexibility allowing those furloughed to return to part-time...

Practice Note

UPDATE (12/5/20): The Chancellor announced on 12 May that the CJRS will be extended to 31 October 2020. New flexibility allowing those furloughed to return to part-time...

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UPDATE (12/5/20): The Chancellor announced on 12 May that the CJRS will be extended to 31 October 2020. New flexibility allowing those furloughed to return to part-time...

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines stress as ‘the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them’. Stress is not...

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UPDATE: In its ‘Good Work Plan’ published in December 2018 the government indicated that it will legislate to ban employers from making deductions from staff tips (ie...

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This Practice Note examines the two different statutory definitions of 'redundancy'. The first is found in the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996). Whether or not it is...

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Termination occurs every time a contract comes to an end. As well as dismissal, termination includes: • expiry (without renewal) of a fixed term or limited term •...

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Nature of the duty The duty to make reasonable adjustments (referred to below simply as 'the duty') comprises three requirements. The element that is common to all three...

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This Practice Note explains the proposals set out in the Coronavirus Act 2020 (Act) for emergency volunteering leave (EVL), a temporary new form of statutory unpaid leave...

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An employer will usually wish to process, ie collect, use and record, data concerning an individual’s health (health information) in a number of different circumstances....

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An employee is entitled to a redundancy payment when they are dismissed by reason of redundancy. Statutory entitlement A worker is entitled to a redundancy payment when:...

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This Practice Note explains the right to a guarantee payment, which provides limited pay protection for certain employees who are laid off or put on short-time working....

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This Practice Note examines the obligations that apply to an employer to consult on health and safety matters, either directly or via health and safety representatives,...

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This Practice Note considers various practical issues which arise in relation to the entitlement to annual leave and holiday pay of workers who are, or have been, absent...

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[insert name and address of client] Private and confidential Dear [insert name] Military reservists Following your recent employment of [[insert name], who I understand...

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STOP PRESS: On 20 March 2020, the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), under which all UK employers will be able to access support to...

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UPDATE (12/5/20): The Chancellor announced on 12 May that the CJRS will be extended to 31 October 2020. New flexibility allowing those furloughed to return to part-time...

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UPDATE (12/5/20): The Chancellor announced on 12 May that the CJRS will be extended to 31 October 2020. New flexibility allowing those furloughed to return to part-time...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name] Re: Your mobilisation with the reserve forces: employment arrangements We have received a copy of the...

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[To be typed on headed notepaper] [insert date] Dear [insert name] Re: Your mobilisation with the reserve forces: application for [deferral OR revocation OR exemption] We...

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