Under the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS), employers can reclaim 80 per cent of their employees’ wages up to £2,500 per month from the government, provided that the business has been severely affected by Covid-19. There are reports of workers receiving redundancy payments calculated on the basis of their furloughed rate of pay of 80 per cent, as opposed to their pre-furlough pay.

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Face masks in the office?

Jul 17, 2020 editor

The government recently announced that it will be mandatory to wear a face mask in shops in England after 24 July. At the same time, Downing Street said it would keep the guidance on face coverings in other settings, such as offices, under review. So just how likely is it that the government will mandate mask wearing in the office?  

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Reminder and directional signs on your site are useful and practical when reopening over the coming weeks. Red Box have found some useful resources available free to download and print.

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To ensure your site has professional and independently checked processes in place before reopening, Red Box are offering comprehensive audit, training and safe reopening services. Whether your services are in-house or contracted, independent audit can ensure necessary procedures are met.

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With a focus on Mental Health Awareness Week, Red Box look at what our Clients can reasonably and practically do to support employees' health, safety and wellbeing.

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The professional body for HR and people management set out some very good advice for working remotely as businesses look to keep going throughout the current pandemic.

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Corona Virus Advice for Employers

Mar 17, 2020 editor

ACAS have advised the below points around how employers should consider some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of everyone during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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