Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus: isolation notes

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Employees can self-certify for the first 7 days of sickness absence. But what happens after 7 days if an employee is either off sick with symptoms of Covid-19, or is self-isolating on government/medical advice (e.g. because a member of their household has...

Coronavirus: changes to sick pay

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The rules on sick pay have temporarily changed because of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Ordinarily, an employee would need to be absent from work due to incapacity in order to qualify for statutory sick pay (SSP), which is currently £94.25 each...

Coronavirus: changes to annual leave carry-over

Clare Gilroy-Scott
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An amendment has been made to the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) with effect from 27 March 2020 to allow workers to carry over any untaken statutory leave into the next two years, where leave has not been taken because of the coronavirus pandemic. These...

Surrogacy: new parents stuck abroad amid Covid-19 shutdown

Charlotte Coyle
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The coronavirus pandemic has not only halted all types of international travel for those travelling for business and leisure but for those wanting to travel home with their newborn children. These new global travel restrictions will cause serious problems...

Coronavirus shutdown: can my child's nursery charge 100% fees?

Ellie Spencer
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The Government announced on 19 March 2020 that schools, nurseries and other registered childcare providers (such as childminders) would close their doors to the majority of children from 20 March 2020, in an effort to delay/curb the spread of COVID-19. Many...

Coronavirus - a summary of Government support for employers and businesses

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The UK Government has created a package of support to help employers and businesses. Our summary of the main elements is now available to download . Our summary was last updated on 25 March 2020....

Coronavirus - a checklist for business

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Many of us are already experiencing severe challenges and almost all of us are likely to do so in the coming days and weeks ahead due to the uncertainty created by the coronavirus (COVID-19).   So, what should you be doing now to be prudent and to...

Coronavirus - our working practices - an update from Goodman Derrick - 24 March 2020

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*****UPDATE 24 MARCH 2020***** In view of the Government’s latest rules to restrict movement please be advised that Goodman Derrick’s office building is closed. The firm continues to work remotely but there will be some adjustments to...

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