It can be difficult to keep on top of how all the new announcements from the Government impact on your organisation. On this page we will publish updates as they are announced and useful guides from reputable sources explaining what the new measures mean in practice. Check back regularly for further updates.
ACAS are constantly updating the guidance for employers and employees around Coronavirus, you can access the ACAS website here.
The HMRC Job Scheme is coming closing to applications from November 2020. Please ensure you have read what you need to do for your employees if you have placed on Furlough during this time.
ACAS Digital Training Session:
ACAS have put together a digital training session to address the key issues that employers are facing in navigating from lockdown. Multiple dates are available to book on their website.
Government guidance for employees
Support for Businesses
Civil Society Articles about the employment implications for charities
ACAS offer free webinar on Employment during COVID-19
Claim a grant through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme
ONS Latest data and analysis on coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK ad its effect on the economy and society
Latest guidelines from ACAS to support you with your staffing decisions during the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.
Financial support for Furloughed workers will be provided to employers via the HMRC Job Retention Scheme – ACAS have taken time to provide more information.
ACAS: Coronavirus coping with the new normal
ACAS: Using holiday
ACAS: Furlough letter template
Claim for staff wages through the government job retention scheme. Claim for up to 80% of your employees wage, including NI and pension contributions if you have put employees through Furlough.
The CIPD have published an article reminding organisations that they must put people first when asking them to return to work during the Covid 19 pandemic. Read their article here or keep on top of other workplace advice here.
Also from the CIPD active guidance on flexible approaches for staff to return to the workplace. Including a guide you can download.
Make sure you follow the government advice on making the workplace secure for your employees and volunteers. Read the advice here.
ACAS have created some informative handy podcasts to listen to for FREE on their website. These may be worth listening to at your convenience as they look into matters concerning the workplace.
Other Useful HR Support
A round up from ACAS on useful information for both employers and employees