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[19.03.2020]

Update on proposed coronavirus-related SSP changes

Firstly, the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 have amended the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982, to include, in the definition of persons deemed incapable of work for the purposes of SSP entitlement,

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[05.03.2020]

Off-payroll working rules

The government has now published its response to the review into the implementation of changes to the off-payroll working rules (IR35) for the private sector. Following the conclusion of this review, the government has confirmed that the changes will

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[05.03.2020]

Guidance for employers and businesses on the coronavirus

Public Health England has published new guidance specifically for employers and businesses on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The government says that the new guidance will assist employers and businesses in providing advice to staff on:

the

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[27.02.2020]

Coronavirus advice

Acas has published new guidance for employers and employees on the coronavirus. The guidance covers:

what to do if employees do not want to go to work
sick pay
what to do if employers need to close the workplace
other steps for employers to

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[20.02.2020]

Employer toolkit for EU Settlement Scheme published

Following Brexit, the government has published an updated toolkit for employers on how to support their employees who are EU citizens (including EEA and Swiss citizens) to apply to stay in the UK. The content includes print and digital fact sheets,

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[20.02.2020]

Change to the off-payroll working rules

As part of a review into changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules (IR35), HMRC has announced that the changes will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020. Previously, the rules would have applied

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[06.02.2020]

Statutory payment rates 2020/21 confirmed

Following the government policy paper published in January 2020, announcing the proposed new rates for statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay (SPP), statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) and statutory sick

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[06.02.2020]

Draft regulations to increase the National Minimum Wage published

The draft National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Regulations 2020 have been laid before Parliament and are due to come into force on 1 April 2020. The regulations will increase the various rates of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage

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[23.01.2020]

New guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published new technical guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work. It replaces previous guidance published in December 2017.

The new guidance explains employers’ legal

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[16.01.2020]

Statutory maternity, adoption, paternity, shared parental and sick pay to rise from April 2020

According to proposals set out in a government policy paper, the revised rates for statutory maternity pay (SMP), statutory adoption pay (SAP), statutory paternity pay (SPP), statutory shared parental pay (ShPP) and statutory sick pay (SSP) for tax

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