The coronavirus has presented UK businesses with an unprecedented people challenge. Millions of workers have been on furlough leave, and millions more have been permanently working from home. In the articles on this page, we examine the impact of the end of the job retention scheme, and how businesses can update their working practices and policies for the new normal.

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Major change to variable paid employees’ CJRS grant claims calculations from 1 May 2021

23 April 2021

From 1 May 2021 there will be a major change to CJRS for variable paid furloughed employees. Ensure you use the right calculations so that your claims for May 2021 onwards are valid.

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Flexible furlough: Have you got it right?

09 July 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is unique. This is both in terms of the financial scale of the benefit and the brevity of the regulatory framework.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme claims: How will you check your claims are correct?

12 January 2021

What should you be doing to make sure your CJRS claims are correct?

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Planning coronavirus workforce options

04 May 2020

Many businesses are looking to plan their workforce options after the coronavirus pandemic. Read our articles understand what your options are.

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What are the key considerations of managing a remote workforce?

02 June 2020

Many organisations have had to rapidly adapt to their workforce working entirely from home. With reports that productivity has not been impacted and requests for remote working likely to increase, what are the key considerations you need to make?

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What should employers consider when the workforce returns?

27 October 2020

On 10 May 2020 the Government began to outline its plans to enable certain sectors in England to return to work for those that can’t work from home. So what should employers consider when the workforce returns?

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Beyond the job retention scheme: what are the legal considerations?

27 October 2020

The Government has announced its roadmap for lifting the lockdown and issued guidance on re-opening the workplace. Here we explore some of the employment legal issues you will need to navigate.

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