Author: The Graham Agency

The furlough scheme which was due to end on 31 October 2020 then further extended to 2 December 2020, has now been extended further to 31 March 2021. It will says the Chancellor be reviewed again in January 2021. The details: The government will pay 80% of...

Many employers have relied on the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to reveal even minor convictions before giving an employment offer. Now that has changed. From November 28th  2020 those offenders with minor criminal records will no longer have them disclosed to  employers. The new law...

2020 Friday 25th December – Christmas Day Monday 28th December – Boxing Day The big change in Christmas holidays this year is that  they effectively become a long four day weekend break. The reason is that when Christmas  falls on a Friday,  a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes the bank holiday. So,...

2020 Friday 25th December – Christmas Day Monday 28th December – Boxing Day The big change in Christmas holidays this year is that they effectively become a long four day weekend break. The reason is that when Christmas falls on a Friday,  a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes the bank holiday. So,...

The question often asked in regard to Public holidays, is “Does my boss have to give me the time off and pay me”? Unfortunately, employers do NOT have to give staff paid leave on Bank or Public Holidays. They can choose to include them as part...

London’s New Tier Two Rules - What They Mean London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London, are now subject to the new Tier Two Covid-19 rules following  the end of national lockdown on December 2. Here are the new  rules in tier 2: Non-essential shops in all...

“I carried on working and wasn’t furloughed but it was not possible to take my holidays,  so do I lose them”? The answer is NO, you do not. Almost all workers, including zero-hour contracted workers and those on irregular hours contracts, are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’...

There are many whose employment within the domestic and household staff world, whose job has either disappeared or changed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Such changes are often difficult to accept, even when logically you can see the reasoning behind the decision. However, what...

A survey  revealed that two-thirds of employees plan to carry over some of their annual leave into the new year, taking over 5.1 days on average. The survey by price comparison site Finder.com holds implications for employers including domestic and household staff. So what is the annual...