Changes to tax treatment of termination payments

Changes to tax treatment of termination payments

The government has published draft clauses for insertion into a new Finance Bill 2020-21, to be introduced into Parliament in the Autumn. These include changes which will affect employers who make termination payments. The part of a termination payment which is...
New SSP regulations extend entitlement

New SSP regulations extend entitlement

The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 came into force on 6 July 2020. The regulations: extend statutory sick pay (SSP) to employees who are required to self-isolate because they are in the same...
Redundancy process map

Redundancy process map

Acas has published a process map for employers who are having to consider making redundancies due to coronavirus. The interactive tool has been designed to help employers better understand redundancy processes, required steps and good practice when engaging with...
Working safely during coronavirus

Working safely during coronavirus

The government has produced guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed in England understand how to work safely on their return to work during the coronavirus pandemic. The so-called “COVID-19 Secure” guidance currently comprises eight...
Guidance for employers on workplace testing

Guidance for employers on workplace testing

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published guidance for employers on workplace testing during the coronavirus pandemic. It covers the extent to which employers can carry out tests on staff on their return to work to see if they have either...