On 5 January 2021, the Government updated the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to include more information about using the furlough scheme to support those with caring responsibilities.
England has now entered a third national lockdown which is expected to remain in place until the middle of February 2021 although it may be that this is extended. What do employers need to know about lockdown guidance this time around?
The fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) has intensified in recent weeks, with the emergence of the new variant and the third national lockdown. However, there is good news on the horizon in the guise of the vaccination roll out.
To help the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) 'holiday' increases the SDLT threshold to £500,000 for property sales in England and Northern Ireland until 31 March 2021.
Yesterday the Chancellor announced that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021. This gives employers the opportunity to utilise the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) for an additional month.
Many industries have been hit by coronavirus (COVID-19). To some people's surprise, this has also been in pharma, as can be seen from the latest results from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and AstraZeneca (AZ).