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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The below is taken from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for at least three months starting from 1 March 2020. We expect the scheme to be up and running by the end of April. It is designed to support employers whose operations have been severely …

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‘Jack’s Law’ – new legal right to paid parental bereavement leave

Parents who suffer the devastating loss of a child will be entitled to 2 weeks’ statutory leave. Note: this new legislation applies to Great Britain only and not to Northern Ireland Working parents who lose a child under the age of 18 will get 2 weeks’ statutory leave the new legal right to 2 weeks’ …

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Scottish Budget Date Set

The Scottish Government’s budget will be published on 6 February 2020, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced. It comes after the UK Government confirmed their budget would be delayed until 11 March 2020. Mr Mackay said: “The UK Government’s approach to the Scottish Budget has been completely unacceptable and has shown a disregard for devolution …

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