When can costs justify discrimination?

In Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2020] EWCA Civ 1487 the Court of Appeal held that although saving or avoiding costs cannot in and of itself justify indirect discrimination on grounds of age, an employer’s need to reduce costs in order to balance its books...

Extended Furlough – further guidance

The Government further updated its guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) last night. We have summarised the key new points below since our last briefing on 3 November. Extended to March 2021 – The CJRS has now been extended to 31 March 2021....

Furlough Extension

Just when everyone was getting to grips with the new Job Support Scheme (JSS), the Government extends the existing Furlough scheme. The extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) announced on 31 October 2020 is U.K. wide and so covers eligible employers and...

New Job Support Scheme

The Government introduced the New Job Support Scheme (JSS) yesterday to support viable jobs in businesses which are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19 after the closure of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) on 31 October 2020. The JSS...