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Annual Leave: Use it or lose it!

Annual Leave: Use it or lose it!

Annual Leave – use it or lose it. At the end of each annual leave year the inevitable question crops up: "My staff haven’t used all of their annual leave, can they carry it over to next year?" The basic principle of annual leave is that if you don’t use it, you lose...

Help for the self-employed

Help for the self-employed

Whilst it is not within our remit to advise on self-employed people rather than employees, we have been asked about sick pay for self-employed. We can now report that:- The House of Commons Public Bill Committee has proposed an amendment to the Coronavirus Bill, (Note...

FLOWCHART: Do I have to close?

FLOWCHART: Do I have to close?

Yesterday evening (23 March 2020) the Prime Minister announced “Travelling to and from work [is permitted], but only where it is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home". Very shortly thereafter, the Government published the guidance on staying at home which...

Furlough Leave

Furlough Leave

What is Furlough leave? The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has introduced new terms into the Coronavirus discussion – furlough leave and furloughed employees. They are Americanisms which don’t mean yet anything in the UK, he could just as easily have used...

No lay-off clause?

No lay-off clause?

My staff don’t have a lay-off clauses in their contracts. What can I do? We’ve already posted our guidance on lay-off and short-time working here. There are very strict time limits to avoid redundancy which the government have not yet amended. We’re keeping an eye on...

Do I have to approve home working?

Do I have to approve home working?

We have received many queries about working from home due to Covid-19. Here we share our top 2 questions from today. Question 1 My employee wants to work from home due to concerns that she could pass on Covid-19 to her mother who has a heart condition and type-2...