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Since the COVID-19 outbreak first hit the UK, there has been a great deal of uncertainty within the UK business landscape, with many business feeling concerned about how to deal with a number of employment matters and business processes such as:


  • Managing sickness /self-isolation
  • Best practise management of staff who are home-working
  • Laying staff off temporarily
  • Variation of hours
  • Restructuring the business due to reduced demand
  • How to communicate any changes to staff
  • Keeping staff motivated during this difficult time
  • Well-being support
  • Certain industries will be growing such as transport, retail, medical – do you need to recruit temporary labour
  • Important employment law changes taking effect from April
  • Working from home policy
  • Pandemic / Business Continuity policy

Some businesses may struggle to understand what their options are, particularly with the ever-changing government advice, at this present moment, there are the following options to consider:


  • Reductions in staff / redundancy
  • Potential temporary site closures / lay-offs
  • Potential temporary reductions in pay rates
  • Potential reduced working hours
  • Potential unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks

Whilst a difficult decision to make, it is essential you take the steps that are best for the long term wellbeing of your business.


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