August 10, 2020

What to do When Employees Return From Spain

On Saturday 25 July, the Government announced that all travellers to mainland Spain, the Balearics, and the Canary Islands were to self-isolate for two weeks upon their return. This was after the country had reported the cases of COVID-19 had tripled in a matter of weeks. With many taking advantage of the recent relaxation of…

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July 22, 2020

Partnership with Tugela People: Helping SMEs Manage their Payroll

Moorepay has joined forces with Tugela People to provide a more comprehensive offering for their customers and ours. The next step of our partnership Yes, it’s official! After working as a referral partner with Tugela People for over two years, we are extending our partnership. Moorepay’s Payroll and HR Solutions will now form part of…

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July 20, 2020

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

Following the Prime Minister’s recent statement, from August 1st employers are now able to decide when to bring their staff back to the office. The key, from a Health and Safety perspective, is to carefully consider how this can be done safely. On Friday 17th July, the government announced that instead of encouraging home working…

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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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