Employment and HR (COVID19)
Distilled and relevant guidance for voluntary and community organisations managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will endeavour to keep our information on HR and Employment up to date during this time however we have provided links below to the key and authoritative sources of information, such as the Government and other organisations on the impact of the Coronavirus:
- Government website - Business Support information
- NIBusinessinfo website - NI Business Support information
- HMRC website - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough
- Public Health Agency website - Coronavirus information for specific workplaces
Employer guidance on a range of matters, including dealing with the impact of coronavirus is available on the Labour Relations Agency Website:
NICVA's articles on various employment matters arising from the impact of Coronavirus are below. These articles are intended as guidance only. All government guidance should be followed at all times. HMRC guidance on the job retention scheme is being regularly updated so we recommend that employers review this at regular intervals to keep as up to date as possible with the most recent guidance available.
This week the LRA (Labour Relations Agency) published its new guide to support employees and employers with managing vaccination issues in the workplace.
None of us could have predicted the impact COVID-19 would have on every area of our lives.
If you’re working from home, even if it’s not full-time, you can now make a tax relief claim of up to £125 for the new 2021-22 tax year.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended until the end of September 2021.
The government announced on 17 December that the furlough scheme will be extended until the end of April 2021
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance has been updated to reflect the extension of the scheme until March 2021
The LRA (Labour Relations Agency) recently published 'A Practical Guide to Working from Home: COVID19 and beyond' to assist employers and employees who continue to work from home in uncertain times.
While we all continue to be required to work from home, NICVA continues to provide a full programme of training sessions and meetings online.
On 5 November, the Chancellor announced that the Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) will be extended to the end of March 2021.
A coalition of civil society leaders has written to Rishi Sunak to urge him to develop a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fit for purpose for social change organisations.
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