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Employment Law Update - March 2021 - Furlough Scheme extended to 30th September 2021

The furlough scheme/ CJRS has now been extended to 30th September 2021 following the Government’s latest announcement on 3 March.  However, the Government’s contribution will be reduced by 10% in July  and by 20% in August with employers required to make up the difference.

Pending any further changes, the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will apply up to 30 September 2021 as follows:

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Britain after Brexit - Employing EU nationals - March 2021

Although the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, the rules relating to EU membership including ‘free movement of workers’ have continued to apply under the transition period. This ended on 31st December 2020. After this date, EU Nationals who were resident in the UK before 31 December 2020 can continue to work in the UK provided they apply for settled or pre settled status before 30 June 2021. However, employers will need a sponsorship licence to employ EU Nationals who come to the UK after 31 December 2020. Details are set out below.

EU Settlement Scheme