Furlough and redundancy pay

Furlough and redundancy pay

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced employees on furlough leave who are then made redundant will receive redundancy pay based on their normal wage, under new laws being brought in today (Thursday 30 July). Throughout the...
Redundancy – a pool of one

Redundancy – a pool of one

Sometimes, choosing a redundancy selection pool is easy; for example, where there’s a specific role that is disappearing and just one employee who does it, your redundancy selection pool might be a ‘pool of one’. There can be dangers though. The leading case is...
Latest furlough guidance

Latest furlough guidance

On 12 June 2020, HM Revenue and Customs published further updates to the official guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – including the flexible furlough. The updated guidance now includes details of how the scheme is to be wound down between...
Fraud and the furlough scheme

Fraud and the furlough scheme

According to a report in the Guardian newspaper, the government has already received nearly 800 reports of suspected fraud of its coronavirus job retention scheme. HMRC said it was assessing the fraud reports and anyone with further information could make a...
Beneficial contract variations and TUPE

Beneficial contract variations and TUPE

Are contract variations which benefit an  employee void if made by reason of a TUPE transfer? Yes, if made by the outgoing employer. Sometimes, employees try to be too clever for their own good… Ferguson v Astrea Asset Management The Claimants were employees and...
Notice pay when on furlough leave

Notice pay when on furlough leave

Employers are still entitled to give notice of termination (whether on grounds of redundancy, or otherwise) to employees who are on furlough leave. What about their notice pay? There shouldn’t  be any issue about what an employee is entitled to receive in notice pay...