With the latest Government advice - Do I still need work from home?
The Government’s roadmap identified that until England reached Step 4 of the Roadmap, employees should work from home where they can. As we are aware Step 4 has been delayed from 21st June to 19th July 2021 and therefore, employers should continue with home working wherever possible until the 19th July.
If you need any further employment advice on the latest guidance contact our Employment team.
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At the press conference on the 5th July, the Prime Minister announced the relaxation of the regulations on the 19th July subject to a review of the latest data on the 12th July. If the regulations are relaxed, then employees will be able to return to the office on the 19th July.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme commenced in March 2020 and was implemented to help businesses during the pandemic. The Scheme allowed employers to place employees on furlough and only pay them 80% of their wages up to a maximum of £2500.
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