Plan B – What does it mean for you and your business?

As infection rates of the Omicron COVID-19 variant rise across the UK, the Government has decided to implement its Plan B measures to restrict the spread of the virus. Although this announcement was expected, and details of it widely publicised beforehand, here is what you need to know: The return of work from home guidance…

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Freedom Day – What does it mean for businesses?

From 19 July the majority of the remaining Coronavirus pandemic restrictions will end in England, with a similar reduction of measures in Wales and Scotland. Commonly being referred to as Freedom Day, this final step in reopening the economy will see many of the rules placed upon businesses removed. Instead, the Government has decided to…

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CJRS: Main changes to the extended scheme

Towards the end of 2020, the Chancellor announced the furlough scheme’s extension until 30 April 2021, which will continue to contribute 80 per cent towards employees’ wages. Despite some similarities to the initial scheme in March 2020, this time around the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has further restrictions on its usage than before, most…

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