This is BDBF’s guide to how the third phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (i.e. furlough) will operate between 1 November 2020 and 31 January 2021.
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.
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"