September 9, 2020

An Update From Anthony | September 2020

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, now is perhaps a good time to reflect on how we at Moorepay have dealt with the situation and what we’ve learnt. In previous communications, I shared the steps we pledged to take to support our customers, to continue to pay their people on time and in line…

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September 2, 2020

Considerations When Returning to the Workplace

As the children go back to school at the start of September, the government are launching a campaign to encourage the UK workforce to move back to their normal place of work. But what do employers need to consider before moving staff back into the workplace? In July the Office for National Statistics reported that…

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August 20, 2020

Did Sex Discrimination Lead to Dismissal at DS Smith Packaging Ltd?

An important case on the topic of sex discrimination was decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal on 5 June 2020. The Claimant, Adrienne Liebenberg, commenced her employment with DS Smith as a commercial director in November 2016. Her remuneration package was a basic salary of £200,000 per annum, a discretionary bonus of up to 50%…

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What Was The Recent Development in Religious Discrimination?

An important case on the topic of religion or belief discrimination was updated on 19 April 2020. Ms Bond was employed by Lads and Dads’ Barbers in Colwyn Bay since August 2016. She attended work regularly until 8 February 2017, thereafter through to her dismissal on the 11 July 2018, she remained an employee though…

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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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