Meredith Hurst was featured in Aerospace Manufacturing

Meredith Hurst, partner in the employment department of the firm, has featured in Aerospace Manufacturing. In his article entitled “The way forward”, Meredith looks at how companies in the civil and defence aerospace sectors can restructure their workforce in the coming weeks and month. In particular, he details a number of HR measures offering a […]

What Documents Should Employers Be Reviewing As A Result Of Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is sure to have long term as well as short term effects on the way people work. Very few employers anticipated the impact of a pandemic. The experiences or employers range from dealing with an intensification of activity in some sectors such as food delivery, adaptation to the homeworking model through to a total […]

An Update On The New ‘Flexible Furlough’ Provisions

From 1 July 2020, furloughed workers can return to work on a flexible basis. While employees will still be entitled to receive at least 80% of pay (subject to a cap of £2,500 per month), the Government’s contribution will be phased down from 1 August until the Scheme’s end on 31 October. How do the […]

Contracts of Employment – New Legal Requirements

With business pre-occupied with the impact of the coronavirus, many will have had little time respond to the changes impacting contracts of employment in April 2020. There is currently an obligation to provide a written statement of particulars of employment to all employees within two months of commencement. However, this statement will now have to […]

Allison Crabtree Was Quoted in HR Magazine

Allison Crabtree, solicitor in the employment department of the firm, has featured in HR Magazine with an article discussing the announced draft ‘Corporation Tax/Income Tax – Taxation of Coronavirus Support Payments’ legislation currently being fast-tracked through parliament. Under the legislation, employers could be given a 30-day amnesty to notify HMRC of any mistakes in their […]

Angie Crush Has Written An Article for Accountancy Today

Angie Crush, partner in the employment department of the specialist law firm Thomas Mansfield, has written an article for Accountancy Today on the government’s plans to give businesses a 30-day window to confess to furlough fraud. She suggests that, given the mass scale of furlough, it is likely that targeted investigations into the 2000+ employers […]

Angie Crush Was Quoted by Accountancy Age

Angie Crush, partner in the employment department at Thomas Mansfield, was quoted by Accountancy Age talking about HMRC’s plans to introduce a 30-day window of opportunity for businesses to ‘confess’ of any errors or deliberate abuse of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Angie believes that the main challenge will be for HMRC to distinguish […]

The Easing of the Lockdown – Employer’s Duties to Employees

With the pandemic still raging, the current advice remains for employees to work from home where possible. Where this is not possible some workplaces are beginning to re-open. Every employer has a duty of care towards its employees.  Arising from this general duty of care the employer will be required to undertake a risk assessment […]

Furlough Leave Extended

 Furlough leave extended When the Job Retention Scheme (furlough leave) came in, it was nothing short of a saviour for firms and employees up and down the country. Approximately 7.5 million workers and 1 million businesses have benefited from the scheme’s protection. The HMRC portal for recovery has been open since 20 April to make […]