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The Kickstart Scheme – what employers need to know

Amongst the numerous measures that the Government introduced to combat the impact of the pandemic, the Kickstart Scheme forms part of UK government’s emergency economic recovery package, “A plan for jobs” and was announced last September. The scheme will fund six month fixed-term jobs for people on Universal Credit aged 16-24 who are at the highest risk of long-term unemployment. So, what does it involve and what do employers need to do to apply for the scheme?

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FAQs: End of Furlough, Vaccinations and Returning to the Office

As some sense of normalcy begins to return, we have put together some advice on returning to work for employers.

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What’s next for furlough and support for the self-employed?

With the current deadline for furlough and SEISS looming, we provide some thoughts about what the Government might do next.

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When beliefs extend beyond Veganuary

Discrimination in the workplace continues to challenge employers. As record numbers sign up to the annual Veganuary Challenge, following last year’s ruling that ethical veganism is a protected characteristic, it is worth reviewing working practices and business activities to be sure to keep in step in this area of the law.

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Further Extension of Furlough Scheme

This week the Chancellor announced another change to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which is likely to be welcomed by many employers and employees  – it will be extended from the end of March 2021 to the end of April 2021, with employees continuing to be paid 80% of wages subject to the cap.

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