COVID 19 – Kick Start Scheme

The Kickstart scheme is a £2bn fund launched by the government on 22 September 2020, which provides funding to employers who create 6-month work placements for those aged between 16 …

Covid-19 Job Retention Bonus

The Chancellor announced the introduction of a Job Retention Bonus during his Economic Update on Wednesday 8th July 2020. The bonus scheme is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers that …

Over the Covid-19 Rainbow ……

Future Workforce Planning – So What’s Your Plan? by Andrea Palmer, Head of HR at Aspire Human Resources The Prime Minister has announced his ‘roadmap’ for easing the coronavirus lockdown …

COVID-19: CJRS and SEISS – the next steps

On Friday 29th May 2020, the Chancellor announced an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (“SEISS”) and confirmed the next steps for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“CJRS”). CJRS – Next …

Covid-19 – Further Guidance on Annual Leave

On 17 April 2020, Government updated their guidance “Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme’ to include the heading “holiday pay”. The guidance states; Whilst furloughed …