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Job Retention Scheme Extended

We have a couple of important updates for you today. Please review the summaries and follow the links for more details. 

Job Retention Scheme

Today, 17th December 2020, the chancellor confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also known as the furlough scheme, would be extended until the end of April 2021.

As part of the announcement, he also confirmed that the government would not review the scheme details in January as originally planned and the government will continue to pay the 80% grant until the scheme ends in April.

Read more information here.


New Tier levels Announced

Today, 17th December, the Tier level alerts have been revised with additional areas added to the highest level 3 and some, only a few, reductions to level 2 and 1.

To find out what level your business location is in please use the link below and enter your postcode.

Tiers and Local Restrictions 

If you were level 2 and are now level 3 and need advice, either HR and H&S or both please contact your lead consultant. 

Remember, that you are not alone and we are on hand to support and assist at this challenging time.  Increasingly business owners and Directors are looking to a longer horizon now and resource planning. Creating agile and flexible terms and conditions are featuring in our support for clients as we end 2020 and look to 2021. Strengthening the foundations and in some cases rebuilding the resource base will ensure your business is positioned for continued success and growth in 2021.

Be safe


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