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COVID-19 Insights: Your workforce

COVID-19 Insights: Your workforce

1st April 2020 - Published by Kuits COVID-19 Advice Taskforce

All information contained in the below insights was correct as of the day of publication:

Furlough & fraud investigations: which businesses and self-employed individuals are on HMRC’s hit list?

7th July 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme has resulted in the Treasury spending an estimated £30 billion to support the UK economy. Here Robert Levy, executive partner and head of the specialist tax investigations team at Kuits, discusses the landscape for fraud investigations by HMRC and which businesses/self-employed individuals should be worried.


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Future pathway

17th June 2020

The Kuits employment team breaks down the government’s latest Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update, laying out how it will change between July and October, allowing for a more flexible approach to furlough.


COVID-19: Getting back to work safely

4th June 2020

On 4 June 2020 Kuits hosted this COVID-19 webinar as part of the HR Breakfast Club series, offering expert guidance and advice to employers and HR managers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and how to manage employees refusal to return to work. Watch the webinar here.


Chancellor announces update to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – key takeaways for employers

29th May 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has this afternoon (29th May) announced how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) will operate until its close on the 30th October 2020.


NHS test and trace system – Key takeaways for employers

28th May

The Kuits employment team outlines the key takeaways for employers as the NHS Track and Trace system goes live.


Employee incentivisation schemes: motivating your employees through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond

28th May 2020

Corporate partner Kirsti Pinnell explores the role employee incentivisation schemes can play in keeping motivation high during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.


COVID-19 and “the new normal” for flexible working requests

14th May 2020

As businesses begin to plan for the future of their workplaces post-lockdown, the Kuits employment team examines the current regulation around flexible working requests and how the landscape might change for employers in the wake of COVID-19.


Holiday entitlement and pay during the COVID-19 pandemic

14th May 2020

The Kuits employment team summarises the key points of the guidance on how holiday entitlement and pay should operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Government releases guidelines for reopening workplaces

13th May

The Kuits employment team analyses the government’s recovery strategy for employers and the workplace guidance that has been released (May 13).


Extension to ‘furlough’ scheme

12th May 2020

Our employment team comments on the day’s announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme would be extended until the end of October 2020 (12th May).


Life after furlough: Next steps for employers

6th May 2020

With the government furlough scheme set to start winding down, our employment team assesses the next steps employers should be considering.


COVID-19: Managing your workforce through the ups and downs (video)

29th April 2020

Members of the Kuits employment team hosted a webinar on 28 April, offering expert guidance and advice to employers and HR managers, providing an up-to-date view of the landscape, while providing practical insight on how to manage a consultation process if this becomes necessary. Watch the webinar here.


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Update (April 20, 2020)

20th April 2020

Following the release of the fifth version of government guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, our employment team analyse what the update means for employers.


The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Getting an employee’s agreement not to work in writing

17th April

Furlough can now only be recognised by HMRC when an employer has the written permission of its employees on an individual basis. Our employment team assesses what this means for employers.


Government extends furlough scheme

17th April 2020

Read more about the Government’s recently announced extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of June.


Plan for the worst, hope for the best: should employers start thinking about redundancy consultations?

16th April 2020

Our employment team assesses the potential end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the consultation period required for redundancies.


Managing your furlough leave arrangements

31st March 2020

Our employment team discuss the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to support businesses and prevent job losses.

COVID-19 taskforce

Your workforce: Contact Mark McKeating on 0161 838 7810 /

  • Advising on furloughing measures (including communications with staff and letters of variation to contracts) to
    prevent risk of discrimination claims
  • Advice on lay-offs and redundancies.

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