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The current UK Job Retention Scheme scheme was announced by the UK Chancellor in March 2020. Latest figures show that since the start of May the number of furloughed employees has risen by 25% to reach 8.4 million workers at a cost of around £15 billion.
As we look to bounce back better from COVID 19, businesses are required to implement a COVID-19 Response Plan, so workplaces are adequately prepared for the return of workers.
When COVID-19 hit, retail and hospitality and retail businesses found themselves having to make tough decisions about laying-off staff to reduce overheads. Luckily in the UK, government support was offered in the form of Furlough payments, so staff could remain connected to your business, but without incurring the wage costs.
As businesses plan for their reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown, there may discover new processes need to be put in place. Things you didn’t previously have to monitor or even think about, may now be essential.
Labour costs and scheduling pharmacy staff are two of the biggest headaches for managers in the industry. Creating an appropriate staff schedule within budget is a difficult balancing act, and one that takes up a great deal of time. Time that should be better spent managing your business.
Running your business while remaining compliant with health and safety on a daily basis is now a more complex undertaking. The safety of customers and your team is fundamental whilst operating during the global pandemic.
As restrictions on people and businesses gradually begin to lift, it’s time to start focusing on the details of reopening (if you haven’t already).
We recently asked our customers to fill out a survey, asking about their experiences so far with the Covid 19 shutdown, the effect on their businesses, and their expectations for the future.
A solid social media presence can make the difference between surviving and thriving under the current circumstances. But this doesn’t mean you need fancy graphics or snappy videos.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been set up by the UK government to help employers who cannot maintain their current workforce due to the impact of the Coronavirus. Here’s how to apply.