Two weeks after the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the scheme will be extended until the end of October, he conducted the UK Government's daily press conference announcing the upcoming changes to the scheme.
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As the new 'Test and Trace' systems are rolled out, what do they mean from a financial point of view for those who are told to self-isolate, and the implications for their employers. Any individual who has been told to self-isolate for 14 days under the system will now be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay however many affected employees will be unhappy with this position. What are the available options?
The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 26 May and takes effect from 27 May 2020. Here we look at some of the most significant changes it introduces.
The Scottish Government announced its approach as the country moves to the next phase of the Coronavirus response, which is entitled 'Test and Protect'. Central to this approach is the test, trace, isolate and support strategy which aims to break chains of COVID-19 transmission. Central to this strategy is the need for employers to be familiar with the strategy and their role in ensuring the success of it.
A six-phase plan has been drawn up for construction work to resume in Scotland as lockdown begins to ease from the end of this week but the road to full operation of construction works in Scotland looks likely to be a long one.