On 31 October 2020, the Prime Minister announced a second national lockdown across England starting on Thursday, 5 November 2020. In this briefing, we outline the consequences of the new “stay at home” guidance for employers and the one-month extension to the furlough scheme.
Last month we reported on the new wage subsidy scheme designed to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (i.e. furlough) from 1 November 2020. With further restrictions imposed on businesses under the new coronavirus alert levels, the Chancellor has been forced to revise and expand the scheme. In addition, further details of how the scheme will operate have been released.
A new Bill seeking to increase transparency in the field of equal pay and expand pay reporting obligations to smaller organisations has begun its passage through Parliament. In this briefing we bring you up to date with what is proposed.
On 21 September 2020 the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published detailed guidance on how organisations should respond to data subject access requests (DSARs). The new guidance supplements the ICO’s “in brief” guidance on DSARs and is intended to provide users with a deeper understanding of how to apply the right of access in practice.
Should office workers work at home or in the office? In this briefing, we consider the new guidance, together with other relevant changes for office-based employers concerning face coverings, the “rule of six”, self-isolation and test and trace at work.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that a new wage support scheme will run between 1 November 2020 and 30 April 2021. In this briefing, we explain what we know so far about the new “Job Support Scheme"