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Quarantining on return from holiday: employer options

The removal of Spain (but not its islands), Luxembourg, Andorra, Belgium and The Bahamas from those countries on the travel corridor scheme means that anyone returning from these destinations must self-isolate for 14 days on return to the UK.

Self-isolation period increased

Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms must now isolate for at least 10 days.

Job Retention Bonus: further details

HMRC has published some further details of how the Job Retention Bonus Scheme will work for those employees who have been legitimately furloughed and remain continuously employed as at 31 January 2021.

Redundancy and notice pay for furloughed employees

From 31 July 2020 employers must pay redundancy at the employee’s normal weekly rate (capped at £538 per week) and statutory notice at the employee’s normal rate (uncapped) rather than their furloughed rate.

Penalties for misuse of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

HMRC has published details of process for repaying overclaimed grants and the applicable penalties it will impose on employers who have misused the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and claimed to notify HMRC or repay the grant.

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