The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced the Budget for 2021 and has confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as furlough scheme) will be extended further beyond the end of April to the end of September.
The chancellor has announced a £15million package for support for domestic abuse programmes. This follows a previous increase in funding for domestic abuse services during the first national lockdown last year amid the huge rise in domestic abuse and has almost doubled the funding towards domestic abuse in the 2020 budget.
Our Head of Employment, David Bradley, joined discussions with Rachel Burden on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning to provide his legal expertise on the issues around a 'no jab, no job policy that some employers may wish to introduce.
Employers have recently understandably been focussing on matters relating to the impact of coronavirus and the ongoing Government measures in this regard. However, the Law goes on and therefore we have set out below some other key developments and upcoming dates that employers ought to be aware of.