May 11, 2020

Guidance on How to Safely Reopen Work Premises after COVID-19

Following the Prime Minister’s recent statement, many employers are now looking how they can return their employees to work. The key, from a Health and Safety perspective, is to carefully consider how this can be done safely. Some businesses like manufacturing and construction, need to think about this now before they let all their employees…

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April 17, 2020

Furlough Scheme Cut-off Extended to 19 March

On 15 April 2020, the Government issued detailed guidance on how employers can claim ‘furlough’ pay for employees who are temporarily not working. This included an extension to the furlough scheme cut-off date. The date at which employees must be on their employer’s payroll to qualify, has been pushed back from 29 February 2020 to…

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April 15, 2020

The Contingent Workers’ Job Retention Scheme

In the midst of all the discussion about the Job Retention (‘furlough’) scheme, another scheme for a different tranche of workers has slipped under the radar for some.   The Contingent Workers’ Scheme is designed to be a simple tool for supporting non-permanent workers in the public sector during the pandemic. Contingent workers include contractors, freelancers, agency workers and consultants as well as…

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April 6, 2020

Ministry of Defence calls up 3,000 Reservists in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

Call up: what happens when the MOD needs your reservists? The  Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced that it is calling up 3,000 military reservists with ‘specialist skills’ in order to bolster the fight against Coronavirus / COVID- 19. Many employers will be asking what their responsibilities are and what help is available when the…

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March 30, 2020

COVID-19 School Closures | Key issues for Employers

Schools (including sixth form colleges and pre-school settings) are closed for the foreseeable future for 90% of pupils. Schools were becoming a major conduit for the coronavirus and now only children of key workers, or children deemed ‘vulnerable’ are to attend. The closures also apply to much pre-school provision. Pressure is on to minimise children…

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March 27, 2020

COVID-19: Provision for Emergency Volunteers

While media attention has, understandably, been on the policing powers in the Coronavirus 2020 Act, which is being rushed through Parliament, it’s worth looking carefully at how the provision for emergency volunteers will impact employers. People have been signing up in huge numbers to volunteer with the NHS and we can now see how the…

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March 10, 2020

Statement on Coronavirus

At Moorepay, we are firmly committed to delivering our services and solutions to the highest possible standard, without putting the health and wellbeing of our colleagues or our customers at risk. We understand the importance of co-operating with our customers during times of uncertainty to create assurance that the right procedures are in place to…

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January 27, 2020

New Parental Bereavement Leave: Jack’s Law

“Jack’s Law” is named after 23-month-old Jack Herd who died in 2010. His mum Lucy has since been fighting for new government rules to extend bereavement leave for parents who lose a child. To recognise that losing a child has such a devastating impact on the family, the Government introduced a new piece of legislation –…

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November 15, 2019

The CIPP Payroll Assurance Scheme: Moorepay is Accredited Again

Exciting Announcement: We’ve successfully passed CIPP’s Payroll Assurance Scheme audit – again. That’s seven years of accreditation! The Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS) is the only voluntary accreditation on the market; approved and developed in partnership with HMRC. So, Moorepay’s customers can continue to have confidence in the payroll services we provide. The importance of the…

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October 14, 2019

Mark your Calendar: CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition 2019

We’re excited to return to the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) at Manchester Central on 6-7 November 2019. The Moorepay team are looking forward to exhibiting once again at the UK’s biggest HR event. The most anticipated event of the year brings together thousands of HR and people professionals for two action-packed days of…

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