The latest advice, guidance and resources on wage/job support programmes, along with resources on redundancy/restructures.
Thanks to Roots HR, our HR partner, for the below information: The Chancellor has extended the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furlough scheme) until 31st March 2021 and the government released full guidance on this extended scheme last night. The core principle of the scheme remains the same: from 1 November 2020 employers can claim … Continued
A redundancy situation arises if: the job has disappeared or is about to disappear, or the job has moved to a different location (by more than a reasonable distance), or the requirement for the particular work is ceasing or diminishing, e.g. because of unsuccessful tenders, lack of funding, the introduction of new technology, lower level … Continued
Developed in partnership between Visionary and our HR partner Roots HR CIC Roots continue to provide excellent and swift support to Visionary and our members. Important changes are coming, especially hints that the furlough scheme is very likely to close to new applicants in the next 8 weeks. From August: The government has indicated that … Continued
We’re getting quite a few enquires about furlough and the broader strategic implications of managing an organisation through such times and as you’d expect there are common themes to the issues faced by local sight loss charities. What we’ve tried to do below is summarise some of the main issues and conversations being had with … Continued
On Wednesday 1st April 2020 Visionary hosted a webinar exclusively for CEO/Leaders of Local Sight loss charities. The webinar was delivered by Jan Golding CEO and Lead HR Consultant Roots HR CIC. Visionary Furlough webinar A recording of the full 80 minute webinar is available here. It is a very worthwhile listen – approximately 40 minutes of … Continued
Acas gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. This Acas resource Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees is very useful and is regularly updated. Coronavirus – an advisory webinar for employers Acas have hosted several webinars with a focus on Coronavirus. Visionary staff and members have attended … Continued
Furlough contract variation letters Furloughing a member of staff has to be done by mutual agreement and constitutes a variation to their contract of employment. It is essential practice that any variation to someones contract of employment is confirmed in writing. We have attached below several examples of “furloughing letters”. Some are simple and some are a lot more … Continued