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The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 11 November 2020. This is the legislation which will end the free movement of persons under retained EU law in the UK at 11pm on 31 December 2020. It... Read More

Shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable people was paused in England on 31 July 2020. However, the government has now updated its guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 to cover the per... Read More

The Living Wage Foundation has announced that its UK Living Wage has risen by 20p per hour from £9.30 to £9.50 per hour. Its London Living Wage has risen by 10p per hour from £10.75 to £10.85 per hour. Over 250,000 UK workers... Read More

HMRC has updated its Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme guidance to clarify the evidence that employers can require from their employees to establish the employer’s eligibility to claim under the scheme. Eligible employers can use th... Read More

The government has launched a nationwide marketing campaign to ensure businesses are ready for the introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system from 1 January 2021. The campaign will run throughout the autumn, using a wide range... Read More

The government’s latest advice, as confirmed in the COVID-19 Secure guidelines for different types of workplaces, is that office workers who can work effectively from home should do so over the winter. However, anyone else who cannot work from... Read More

Acas, the CBI and the TUC have issued a joint statement to employers on best practice for handling redundancy situations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The statement recognises that employers may need to make redundancies in order to survive, bu... Read More

A new advice line for employers who are supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by domestic abuse charity Hestia. The Everyone’s Business Advice Line, which is being funded by the Home Office, will be a... Read More

The government has published detailed new guidance for employers on the regulations and legal obligations relating to running internal workplace coronavirus (COVID-19) testing programmes, i.e. those which are outside of the NHS Test and Trace service... Read More

The government has published further information on redundancy, one for employers and one for employees.  The fact sheet for employers provides guidance on the support and information available to them from the government’s free “Ra... Read More

The government has announced that disabled workers who are working from home during the coronavirus pandemic can now benefit from financial support following an extension to the Access to Work scheme.  Workers can now apply to the Access to Wor... Read More

The government has published an updated version of form HR1. Where an employer is proposing to make 20 or more redundancies at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, they must give advance notification of those potential redundancies t... Read More