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Category Archives:Employees

Right to work: Government to launch virtual identification scheme to support employers

A new digital identity scheme will help employers carry out right to work checks, it has been announced.

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How can apprenticeships help your business?

As you may know it is currently National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (NAW). From 7 February to 13 February 2022, the Government is running this campaign to highlight benefits of apprenticeships for both employers and employees. Read More

Coronavirus: self-certification period temporarily extended

As of 17 December 2021, there has been a temporary shift to the self-certification period regarding Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Read More

Deadline to claim apprenticeship incentive payment just “weeks away”

The deadline to apply for the apprenticeship incentive payment is just weeks away, employers have been warned. Read More

October: the last month to handle CJRS claims

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), otherwise known as the furlough scheme, ended on 30 September 2021, October marks the last month in which employers will need to handle the related claims. Read More

Buoyant firms return £1.3 billion furlough cash to Treasury

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), or furlough, closes at the end of September and has benefited millions of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

Final furlough figures published before end of scheme

As the furlough scheme comes to an end, the latest figures have revealed that almost 12 million workers in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland have been supported by the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) since its launch last year. Read More

Record numbers return to work ahead of closure of furlough scheme

The number of people returning to work from furlough has reached its highest level since the start of the pandemic in March, the latest figures have revealed.

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UK business confidence hits a four-year high

Business confidence in the UK is at the highest level for more than four years according to a new survey, with nine of the 12 UK regions expecting growth.

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Staff shortages leave food manufacturers looking for inmates to cover work

Food manufacturers in desperate need of workers are pleading for the UK Government to enable the companies to use prisoners to solve the staff shortage disaster – a fault of Brexit and COVID-19.  Read More

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