On 25th March 2020 the CDO and NHS England sent a letter to all NHS dental practices, advising them that they would continue to be paid under their NHS contracts, subject to staff being redeployed. It gave four examples of where staff might be redeployed to, namely urgent dental care centres, supporting the NHS both generally and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, voluntary or local...Read More
At present employers are required to provide employees with a written statement of particulars of employment before their employment starts and within at least 2 months of the start date. That statement must set out certain information, such as pay, hours, the grievance and disciplinary policies. This is not an exhaustive list.
However, key changes will come into effect from 6th April 2020...Read More
The CQC has announced that it is prepared to take enforcement action against those practices who disregarded NHS England’s call for all routine dental care to cease.
The announcement was made after the CQC discovered some practices still undertaking routine care, including aerosol-generating procedures. Such actions would expose patients and staff to unnecessary risks of viral transmission...Read More
The Government has confirmed that it will pay 80% of an employee’s wages, up to £2,500, for any employee who is furloughed by their employer. However, in our opinion, you will not be able to furlough an employee who is due to start maternity leave or already on maternity leave, so as to avoid paying that person statutory maternity pay (SMP).
What should you be Paying?
For a woman already on...Read More
The Government has now published further guidance on the Job Retention Scheme, which confirms;
All businesses can take advantage of the scheme.
The businesses will receive a grant from HMRC and can self-certify that they have furloughed staff members.
The scheme will initially be open for 3 months from 1st March 2020.
You do not have to furlough all of your staff; as long as any decisions as...Read More