Issues affecting the workplace are moving very fast, whilst the world is slowing down. The workplace is having to change and react in many ways we couldn't have expected at the turn of the new decade. Here we have pulled together a short list of key issues to help employers.
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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, announced by the Chancellor, is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020. It is designed to support employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus. This is an overview of the scheme, which reflects the detail provided thus far.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have suspended enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadlines for the 2019-20 reporting year.
The Coronavirus Act 2020 introduces a number of far reaching measures that will see the powers of ministers, councils, police, health professional and coroners temporarily strengthened during the UK's current lockdown.
The Chancellor has announced unprecedented measures to support the self-employed. Full details of the Self-employed income support scheme are yet to be published (as of 26 March) but it has been promised that the UK Government would pay up to 80% of self-employed individuals' profits (up to a cap) that have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.