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Employment weekly highlights—19 November 2020

Published on: 19 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employment weekly highlights—19 November 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Analysis of further updates to HMRC guidance and Treasury Direction on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Treasury Direction published for CJRS extension to end of March 2021
  • HMRC issues coronavirus (COVID-19) support scheme overpayment penalty guidance
  • Temporary measures announced for seasonal farm workers amid coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) (England) (Amendment) (No 24) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel, Travel from Denmark) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020
  • Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Restrictions) (Amendment) (No 2) (Wales) Regulations 2020
  • More...

Article summary

This edition of Employment weekly highlights includes: (1) analysis of the further updates to HMRC guidance and Treasury Direction on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), (2) HMRC guidance on the penalties that it might issue where an income tax charge has not been notified regarding overpayments made under coronavirus (COVID-19) support payment schemes, (3) temporary measures announced by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) in relation to seasonal poultry workers, (4) various coronavirus health protection amendment regulations relating to international travel and local restrictions, (5) a High Court judicial review decision that the UK failed to implement EU health and safety legislation correctly, (6) a Court of Appeal judgment that in an indirect discrimination case the saving or avoidance of cost may not be relied on as the sole legitimate aim, (7) the results of the investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into unlawful pay discrimination at the BBC, (8) regulations amending the Employment Rights Act 1996 (Coronavirus, Calculation of a Week’s Pay) Regulations 2020, (9) updated HMRC guidance on the Disguised Remuneration Repayment Scheme 2020, (10) the 2021 Principles of Remuneration from the Investment Association, (11) a decision of the FIrst-tier Tax Tribunal on the taxation of amounts paid by an employer under a settlement in respect of the claimants’ liability for legal fees under a Damages Based Agreement (DBA) and the premium for a costs insurance policy, (12) a temporary income tax exemption for those provided with a coronavirus antigen test by their employer, (13) the tightening of the approach of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to data protection enforcement during the pandemic, (14) a statement from the ICO on new recommendations for international data transfers by the European Data Protection Board, (15) updated guidance from the ICO on data protection issues relevant to the coronavirus pandemic, (16) the coming into force of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020, (17) further details from the Home Office on its priority service for sponsor licence applications, (18) the weekly update to the operational summary from HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS), (19) confirmation from HMCTS of Christmas and new year closing dates, (20) the announcement by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service that Scotland’s courts and tribunals will remain open as ‘essential business’, (21) dates for your diary, (22) updates to our case and legislation trackers, and (23) new Q&As. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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