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SSP rebate scheme ends on 30 September

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) rebate scheme will end on 30 September 2021.

End of shielding programme

People previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable will no longer be advised to follow shielding guidance.

Right to work checks: end of COVID-19 temporary changes

On 5 April 2022 the COVID-19 right-to-work concession allowing employers to carry out right-to-work checks by video call, mobile app or email will end.

Redundancy dismissal and continuing furlough

The dismissal of an employee for redundancy, despite the existence of the furlough scheme, did not make his dismissal unfair.

Redundancy and the duty to consider furlough

An employee made redundant in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic was unfairly dismissed because her employer hadn’t considered furloughing her.

COVID-19: dismissal of employee stuck abroad

The dismissal of an employee who remained abroad at the start of the pandemic was automatically unfair on health and safety grounds.

Returning to work after 19 July 2021

What are the implications for employers of the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on 'Freedom Day'?

COVID-19: appropriate steps in the face of serious and imminent danger

The dismissal of an employee who’d expressed concerns about commuting during COVID-19 and who asked to be furloughed was not automatically unfair.

COVID-19: unfair health and safety-related dismissal

An employee was unfairly dismissed for raising health and safety issues about lack of PPE and other workplace COVID-secure measures.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

We provide some Q&As on various aspects of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which has been extended until the end of September 2021.

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