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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed employees – key questions answered

Can a former employee dismissed for COVID-19 reasons be furloughed? Can we ask people to take holiday during the furlough period? Answers to these key questions and more for employers moving to take...
Julian Hemming
Julian Hemming
Osborne Clarke
Posted on: 06.04.20
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West of England businesses come together to respond to COVID-19

Businesses in the West of England face a challenge like no other as the national response to the COVID-19 outbreak has taken hold. Employers across the region have moved quickly to adjust to new...
Ben Lowndes
Ben Lowndes
Social
Posted on: 06.04.20
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Will my employees accrue holiday allowance during a furloughed absence?

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic does the new government furloughing scheme mean my employees will accrue holiday allowance during their absence?
Kevin Lau
Kevin Lau
Foot Anstey
Posted on: 03.04.20
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How can I select staff for furloughing and be compliant with discrimination law

How can I select staff for furloughing in a way that means I am compliant with discrimination law and can avoid future claims for discriminative behaviour?
Kevin Lau
Kevin Lau
Foot Anstey
Posted on: 03.04.20
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Key questions on financial support for smaller companies coping with coronavirus pressures

The Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been swift but given the unprecedented impact of a country coming to a virtual standstill, it recognises that more needs to be done to support...
Joanna Hossack
Joanna Hossack
Foot Anstey
Posted on: 03.04.20
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Insights from the SW business community help Bank of England understand impact of Covid-19 crisis

The people of the UK are making extraordinary efforts to limit the health impact of Covid-19. NHS staff, aided by carers and volunteers, are doing sterling work in the face of unprecedented pressures...
Malindi Myers
Malindi Myers
Bank of England
Posted on: 03.04.20
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Chancellor plugs gaps in coronavirus safety net for businesses

Business West welcomes the Chancellor’s moves to plug the holes in his economic safety net, but we are still very concerned about the delivery of much of this government support. Rishi Sunak is...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 03.04.20
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Coronavirus: What are the proposed accelerated restructuring reforms?

Partner in Thrings’ Restructuring and Insolvency team, Mark Cullingford, looks at what we can expect from the Government’s plans to bring forward reforms to insolvency laws in a bid to help...
Mark Cullingford
Mark Cullingford
Thrings
Posted on: 02.04.20
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Sharma urges banks to release COVID-19 cash to rescue British business

Government now seems to be responding to growing criticism of banks not giving enough help to good businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis. The banks came in for something of a...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 02.04.20
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