Legal update: what the latest reforms to the coronavirus job retention scheme mean for recruiters

This week Neil Carberry is joined by the REC’s Head of Legal Support Lorraine Laryea for the latest episode of the Talking Recruitment podcast. They discuss the latest changes announced by the Chancellor to the CJRS scheme and the need to step up calls to reform the government’s Statutory Sick Pay support.

So, tune in to hear…

  • What the changes to the CJRS scheme mean for you over the next few months up until it ends in October – how much employers have to contribute until then and when.
  • Apart from the Covid – 19 crisis what are REC members asking for legal advice on? Issues around the Key Information Document and other legislative changes made in April requiring compliance are still in sharp focus.
  • What does the government need to do to ensure the temporary labour market is ready to bounce back into action to support the economy as it gets back on its feet.

Key quotes/takeaways:

Lorraine Laryea: ” There was little from the government for support for company directors but quite a positive picture for the self- employed scheme which was opened up for a second and final grant – this time at 70 rather than 80 % of the individuals average earnings.”

Neil Carberry: “We are having good discussions with the DWP and the Treasury about the need for a robust response to tackle the unemployment crisis – part of that is to use our Industry well. We hope to have some good ideas to bring forward to our members on that In due course.”

Neil Carberry: “The support for SSP costs are not protecting the smallest agencies because temps are counted in the 250 employees bar. We have argued since the beginning that some kind of further support is necessary. It’s a core priority for us to push the government on this again as the CJRS starts to dissipate.”

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