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As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, you should look out for updates on Government financial measures to ensure you access any relevant support which is available to you – whether or not in relation to lay-off and short-time working – e.g. the Job Support Scheme, which runs for six months from 1 November 2020 and provides Government funding to support employers to retain employees in ‘viable’ jobs on reduced hours.

In this uncertain time, businesses may want to make a plan in case they need to close temporarily, or significantly reduce their production volumes and a central part of that will be deciding how best to deal with staff. Our guidance on lay-off and short-time working in response to Covid-19 provides information on these two possible options for employers.

Download our guidance on lay-off and short-time working below

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