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Our advice on the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and our guidance on how employers should respond in the UK and internationally.

The changing status of COVID-19 in the UK and internationally is raising numerous employment issues for organisations. The Government has introduced a number of measures including the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and financial support for self-employed to help UK organisations manage and sustain their workforces during this difficult period. Both the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and financial support for the self-employed have been extended until 30 September 2021.

We have produced a set of useful FAQs on the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, a timeline infographic on the wind-down of the furlough scheme and you can view the official guidance for employers here. Further guidance on workforce planning during the coronavirus pandemic is available below.

If you have further questions, or if you would like our support with your policy stance or any specific situation related to the new Government guidance, please do get in touch.

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