The introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme commonly known as “Furlough” has changed the lexicon of businesses. Its implications will reach far further than the simple placing of employees on Furlough and extensive and complex legal and economic issues for business will arise from it.
We have put together a specific cross-disciplinary team to address particular issues arising from Furlough.
The HMRC portal for accessing Government support is now open. Over 50% of UK businesses have Furloughed staff. This is a far greater percentage than the Government had envisaged and will come at a far greater cost. We anticipate that HMRC will adopt a hard line in accessing claims and will reject a number of claims for failing to comply with the terms of the Scheme. We can help you put things right now to ensure that you get the best from the Scheme.
Contact the Team
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as they become available. The guidance is changing almost daily and as such it is important to monitor updates as further clarification is published. If you do have any issues, please contact Linky Trott or any member of the Furlough Advice & Support Team.
- Furlough Leave – Employees to receive redundancy payments in full and more details on Job Retention Bonus
- Furlough Leave – Furlough Clawback and Fines
- Furlough Leave – Clarification on Notice Periods
- Fear of furlough? – HMRC make first arrest for fraud
- £1000 for Furlough but beware penalties
- One Alarm Bell: Flexible Furlough: New Treasury Direction, 26 June 2020
- Furlough Leave: changes to the scheme
- Covid-19: Can workers be required to return to work?
- Furlough – have you extended?
- Furlough leave: Rishi Sunak expected to end new applications to the scheme
- Furlough leave: New Treasury Direction 22 May 2020
- Will employers be required to enter into new furlough agreements with employees?
- Furloughing longer
- Issues arising out of the UK’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
- Webinar: Furlough? Employee? Employer? Everything you want to know about but are afraid to ask – 22 April 2020
- Furlough – Short Update 22 April 2020
- Furlough Leave update as at 20 April 2020
- Furlough Leave: Further Information – HMRC Direction 15 April 2020
- Carluccio’s and administration: the High Court allows administrators to furlough employees
- Why is 17 April 2020 relevant for employers with furloughed staff?
- Furlough Leave update – how to claim it
- Furlough Leave – updates issued by Government on Saturday 4 April 2020, revised guidance from ACAS on holiday on 2 April 2020 and tricky issues to be aware of
- Coronavirus and UK Immigration: global closures of visa application and biometric enrolment centres
- Assistance for the self-employed
- Rules on carrying over annual leave
- Furlough Leave: Further Information
- Furlough Leave
- Practical considerations for employers
- Recent changes to Statutory Sick Pay
Please visit our Covid-19 Resource Centre for the most up to date information.
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