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As the new national lockdown kicks in, many will have questions about what is allowed and what is  not. Below is a link to the government’s  comprehensive explanation of everything you need to know, as at January 4th 2021. Click the following link. www.gov.uk › guidance › national-lockdown-stay-at-home The Graham...

From January  1st most foreign nationals, including those from the European Union, who want to work in the UK will have to apply online for a visa. Those hoping to obtain a skilled worker visa will need to meet three criteria. A job offer, To be...

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’...