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Updated HR1 form and new guidance

An updated version of the HR1 form, for use by employers to notify BEIS of a proposal to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment in a 90-day period, has been published, as well as a new accompanying employer guidance document.

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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