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    The Government has published a factsheet explaining how the new Job Support Scheme works. The Job Support Scheme was announced yesterday by Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer as part of a suite of measures to support the labour market following the forthcoming closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 31 October this[…]

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        The following joint statement has been issued by Susan Clews (Chief Executive, Acas), Dame Carolyn Fairbairn (Director-General, CBI) and Frances O’Grady (General-Secretary, TUC), to help businesses and workers deal with the impact of possible redundancies. Covid-19 is having a devastating impact on many businesses and workers. Challenges to working practices, disrupted supply chains[…]

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    In the wake of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, there is increased momentum in addressing racial inequalities at work. But this is against a backdrop of significant and long-standing barriers for workers of black and minority ethnic heritage.  For example, recent research by Business in the Community shows that only one and a half per[…]

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    COVID-19 furlough scheme update and key risks for employers As the lockdown continues, the Government has extended access to its coronavirus job retention scheme and employers are settling in to a new way of working. Business life may have drastically changed, but employment law still applies. Zoe Lagadec, employment law expert with Mulberry’s Employment Law[…]

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