On 31st October 2020 the government announced an England wide lockdown, which banned travel abroad unless it was essential, for example for work.
On 5th November 2020 the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 were enacted. These prevent people leaving their home without ‘reasonable excuse’. In case you were wondering, a holiday is not a reasonable...Read More
On 31 October 2020, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – also known as the Furlough Scheme – will remain open until 2nd December 2020, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.
Under the initial furlough scheme, the government paid 80% of pay up to £2,500 per month from March to August,...Read More
Earlier today, Rishi Sunak announced the new Job Support Scheme. As the current furlough scheme comes to an end on 31st October, the new six months scheme is set to replace it, focusing on bringing employees back to work rather than keeping jobs open only inside the scheme.
The new scheme will support the wages of those working, with the government subsidising the pay of employees who are...Read More
We note the BDA’s recent advice entitled; “Associate pay in England during pandemic”, which states as follows:
“Legal advice on whether Associates may have a direct claim
We have sought legal advice as to whether associates may have a direct claim against practice owners. The short answer is that associates are unlikely to have a claim directly against practice owners in respect of NHS...Read More
In the past week the CQC appear to have been on something of a charm offensive. We’ve seen John Milne, Senior National Professional Advisor, taking part in webinars on Facebook and meeting with the newly formed ‘British Association of Private Dentists’ (BAPD).
The CQC’s published analysis of a meeting that took place on the 19th June 2020 between the CQC and the BAPD is interesting to...Read More
The new flexible furlough scheme is coming into force on 1st July, accompanied by new government guidance and changes to the old one. Employers can now furlough employees on a part-time basis, meaning they can work for some days of the week and be furloughed for others. Employers will then be able to claim the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) grant for any hours not worked.