The government scheme enabling small businesses to recoup statutory sick pay costs due to coronavirus will end at the end of the month, and any outstanding claims must be made by 31 December 2021.
Managing your workforce
Practical guidance for employers and businesses on safeguarding health and safety in the workplace and changes to contracts, hours, pay and pensions during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Kevan Hall has been training people in remote and hybrid working since the 90s. He explains the process facing leaders as they try to transition into a new way of working.
NGOs and parliamentarians have urged the UK Government to take action to make job sharing a mainstream working practice. With the pandemic driving flexibility in the workplace, is job sharing a viable option for the accountancy industry?
We speak to the ex-England cricketer, Professor Amanda Kirby and ICAEW’s Richard Spencer about what chartered accountants can do to support neurodiverse teams.
Hybrid working flexibility brings opportunities, but also challenges – especially for those starting out in the profession
Contracts, pay and pensions
Guidance from Acas for employers on hybrid working where staff split time between the workplace and working remotely. It covers how to respond to requests from staff, consulting and preparing to introduce hybrid working, creating or amending policy, treating staff fairly, and managing staff in hybrid working.
Guidance for employers and workers on work absences due to COVID-19. It highlights the penalties for asking employees to work somewhere other than where they are self-isolating, when to tell employers if you must quarantine, Statutory Sick Pay, leave, dismissal, redundancy, reasonable adjustments, pregnancy and maternity, and returning to the workplace.
Government guidance on how holiday entitlement and pay operate during the coronavirus pandemic, where it differs from the standard holiday entitlement and pay guidance. It covers taking holiday, holiday pay, carrying annual leave into future leave years, and furloughed agency workers.
Information hub from The Pensions Regulator providing guidance for pension trustees and employers covering auto-enrolment, workplace pension contributions, and scheme funding.
Guidance from Acas for employers on using paid holiday (‘statutory annual leave’) during the coronavirus pandemic, including requiring staff to take or cancel holiday and advice on carrying over holiday.
Health and safety in the workplace
CIPD guidance on how organisations can begin to prepare for a return to the workplace and a longer term move to hybrid working where part of the time is spent in the office and part working-from-home.
Guidance from Acas on sickness and absence due to long COVID, what employers should do, and whether long COVID is treated as a disability.
UK government guidance to help business owners carry out a risk assessment and make sensible adjustments to ensure the safety of staff, customers and visitors. There are separate guides for different types of businesses and workplaces with information on who can work, keeping customers and visitors safe, social distancing, cleaning, PPE, inbound and outbound goods, and priority actions to take.
Guidance from Acas to help staff and employers manage their mental health at work during the coronavirus pandemic. It includes advice on working at home, support that should be offered by managers and employers, and information on an employer's duty of care.
Information hub from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) sharing guidance on making workplaces COVID-secure, COVID-19 risk assessments, protecting home workers, vulnerable workers, and practical advice for specific industry sectors.
Guidance from Acas highlighting both employer and employee responsibilities. It highlights how to decide on working from home arrangements, pay, terms and conditions, insurance, equipment and technology, and creating a homeworking policy (including a template policy).
Guidance from the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of COVID-19. It covers apprenticeship training and assessment, delivering apprenticeships flexibly to those working at home, furloughed employees continuing apprenticeship training, breaks in learning, end-point assessment (EPA), and funding audits and evidence.
The Skills Toolkit is a UK Government initiative focused on the digital skills employers need, offering people easy access to free, high quality online courses. The toolkit can also help employers support and develop furloughed employees.
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