Straight Talking HR Newsletter

Does the gradual withdrawal of the furlough scheme mean we are now approaching a phase of redundancies?

What you need to know

Hold a consultation meeting

Discuss alternatives (if there are any)

Consider selection criteria / Are there any volunteers?

Understand the payments



            Outstanding pay / furlough


Pay Rates
Previous rateRate from April 2021Increase
National Living Wage£8.72£8.912.2%
21-22 Year Old Rate£8.20£8.362.0%
18-20 Year Old Rate£6.45£6.561.7%
16-17 Year Old Rate£4.55£4.621.5%
Apprentice Rate£4.15£4.303.6%
Accommodation Offset£8.20£8.362.0%
Minimum Wage Rates

Returning to the workplace after working from home

As we prepare for the return to the workplace employers have a lot to consider:

Is the workplace COVID-safe? – HSE Advice

Mental Health – are you all ready to be work-place based again?

The key is to start communications early

Discuss with your people what you have put in place and also make sure you listen to their ideas, particularly if they work in different teams / locations to you.

Have your employee’s circumstances changed which may impact work?

Will you work processes change?

For further advice and information on this, mental health or communication give me a call or use the contact form