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Changes to the Vento Bands

Where a claim is made for discrimination or a detriment under the whistleblowing legislation, part of the compensation that can be awarded are awards for “injury to feelings”.  This is an award of damages that is compensation for hurt, humiliation,…

Sleep ins. The Supreme Court speaks

The pandemic has undoubtedly presented great challenges for care providers. The last year or so has meant that the sector has had to adapt quickly to pressures from within and externally and find innovative ways to operate. A headline issue…

Changes to the Furlough Scheme

The Chancellor has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 30 September 2021. Eligible employees for the furlough scheme will continue to receive up to 80% of their usual salary for hours not worked, up to…

Budget 2021 – Key points

Following yesterday’s announcement from the Chancellor, click here for a full summary of the Budget and here for our Tax Tables summarising tax changes. To the casual observer, the first Budget of 2021 appeared to have been fully revealed before the…

Can employers force employees to take a Covid-19 test?

To increase workplace testing in sectors that are open during lockdown, the Government has expanded the eligibility for joining the ‘workplace rapid testing programme’. The scheme is now open to organisations with 50 or more employees (down from 250 employees…

Uber drivers are workers, confirms Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed Uber’s final appeal, finding that Uber drivers are considered as workers. Uber was appealing the earlier decisions of the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal, arguing that its drivers should be…