March 23, 2020

COVID-19 / Coronavirus: Five ways the Government are Supporting Businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out a package of temporary measures to support UK businesses through this period of disruption caused by the COVID-19 / Coronavirus outbreak. We’ve outlined some of the main Coronavirus Government business support and you can also find more information and guidance on the gov.uk website. 1. COVID-19 / Coronavirus Job…

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March 20, 2020

Statutory Sick Pay and Salary Guarantee for COVID-19

20.03.20 UPDATE STATUTORY SICK PAY (SSP) & SALARY GUARANTEE FOR COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS  The government response to COVID-19 / Coronavirus continues to develop at pace and as a business we remain focussed on delivering the exact same service you would normally receive. We would like to specifically update you on statutory sick pay (SSP) for COVID-19 / Coronavirus…

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What are Lay-offs and Short-time Working?

Lay-offs and short-time working are options employers may choose to take when there’s a shortage of work. They allow businesses to retain their workforce for a while, in the hope that work picks up again soon.   COVID-19 Important Note: The COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme allows all UK employers to access financial support to continue paying…

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COVID-19 Coronavirus FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus COVID-19 (FAQ). Q1 – Where do I find guidance around the possibility of closing an office or construction site, in the case of a positive test result?  The current advice is that workplaces do not require to be closed. Even when a known infection has occurred in a workplace the current Government…

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March 17, 2020

Top Tips for Homeworking as a Requirement of your BCP

‘Everyone should work from home if they can’ – that’s according to PM, Boris Johnson. If your business can allow homeworking, what key considerations do you need to make? Read our top tips to make sure these short-term periods of homeworking are successful and keep your employees as safe as possible.  Factors to consider about…

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March 13, 2020

Business Implications of Budget 2020

Did you watch it? Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his first budget on 11 March 2020. So, what’s changed? And what are the business implications of budget 2020? Read on to find out. What’s Changing for Businesses? Business rates in England will be abolished for firms in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors with a rateable…

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Business and Director Liability During a Pandemic

Business owners and senior executives need to be aware they face potential personal criminal liability if the organisation commits an offence due to their act or default. All senior executives have a duty to be as proactive on this, as with other matters, as someone in their position ought reasonably to be. With the current…

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March 11, 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus: What Employers Need To Know

What do we know about coronavirus?  The family of viruses that include the common cold, SARS and MERS, are called ‘coronaviruses’. The current outbreak of coronavirus is a new or ‘novel’ strain and is called COVID-19.  Coronaviruses are Zoonotic; which means they spread between animals and humans. The SARS outbreak in 2003 and the current outbreak…

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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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March 6, 2020

Good Work Plan: Countdown to Compliance

Are you aware of the Government’s “Good Work Plan”? Do you realise that you acquire new and increased responsibilities for staff engaged after 6 April 2020? This blog summarises the five key Good Work Plan changes that will affect your business from April: From 6 April new starters must receive their principal statement on or before…

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March 4, 2020

COVID-19 Concerns? What to do about Returning Travellers

If a colleague has returned from a specific area listed by the Government that requires 14 days self isolation, regardless of symptoms, they should follow the Government’s advice and in the UK use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next, or in Ireland call 112. They should not go to a GP surgery,…

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February 27, 2020

5 Top Tips for a Great Employee Induction Process

You may think that once your new employee has signed on the dotted line of their employment contract, the recruitment process is over. Unfortunately, you’ve still got lots of work to do to ensure the success of your recruit, even if the job ad stipulated ‘candidate must hit the ground running’. Yes – we’re talking…

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