This page will host regular updates about workplace issues related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak in the UK.
DLP is providing complimentary resources that may help employers during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Additionally, we are making our Independent Employee Integrity Helpline available to any employee for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK. Should you have an employee with questions, feel free to share the number for this free service: 0330 400 4493.
Flexible Furlough Letter
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Coronavirus Update: New End Date Change
The major change is that the ending date for the Furlough Scheme is changed to… Read more…
HMRC updated the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme today.
The major change is that the ENDING date for the Furlough Scheme is extended from 31 May to 30 June
This means employers who were considering beginning collective redundancy consultation (to comply with the 45-day requirement) have a little more breathing room. The announcement is here.
Coronavirus Update: The First Week of April has been busy.
Multiple HR and Employment Law changes around the COVID-19 outbreak… Read more…
Additional Advice on Furlough Leave
Dr Luke Evans MP provided some guidance in the form of FAQs regarding the Furlough Leave scheme. Additionally, Government published more informaiton. Read more…
Advice on Furlough Leave
Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Furlough Leave scheme on 20 March. While details are yet to be finalised, DLP is answering as many questions as possible PLUS providing a free Furlough Letter you can use to place employees on Furlough Leave. Read more…
A Changing Landscape
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues Government made many changes that affect UK business and individuals. From changes to Isolation Notes, Employment Tribunals, Employment Appeal Tribunals, Civil and Family Courts and delays to IR35 changes. ACAS has also updated their guidance. Most likely your business has been impacted: perhaps severely. DLP is here to help. Reach out to us with any questions you have. Read more…
Statutory Sick Pay Rules Published
Government published SSP rules to help minimise the impact to businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more…
Relief based on the 2020 budget announced 11 March
Numerous reliefs were announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, in his 2020 budget. Read more…
On 4 March the Prime Minister said that sick pay will begin on the first day of sickness as opposed to the 4th day. Read more…
General Tips for Employers
DLP recommendations for employers to minimise the impact of Coronavirus in the workplace. Read more…