Our Employment Group is the longest established specialist team in Scotland. We are known for using our practical and effective approach to find solutions for our clients.

In an area of law that continually evolves, our team of accredited specialists works to ensure our proactive advice is tailored for our clients’ strategic needs. Our approachable team has an unrivalled reputation for representing clients and has been praised for its “partner-led advocacy” in Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

    • Employment UK Government publishes guidance on the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The UK Government has now published detailed guidance on how the extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention (furlough) Scheme will operate until its planned end date on 31 March 2021.
    • Employment Chancellor announces further extension to furlough scheme The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (commonly referred to as the furlough scheme) will be extended until the end of March 2021.
    • Employment Furlough extended and Job Support Scheme postponed As a result of England's lockdown beginning on 5 November 2020, the Government has announced that the furlough scheme will be extended and, in turn, the Job Support Scheme postponed.
    • Employment Improvements to the Job Support Scheme Announced HM treasury have announced that the Government will be increasing the scope of support under the Job Support Scheme. The Job Support Scheme (“JSS”) was first announced by the Chancellor on 24 September 2020 as support for safeguarding viable jobs in businesses that are facing lower demand over the winter due to the impact of COVID-19 (the “Short-time Working JSS”).
    • Employment Important further details of the Job Support Scheme More details of the job-support scheme are emerging as we approach the opening of the scheme on 1 November 2020. The Treasury Direction (which will contain the details of the scheme) have not yet been published. However, the UK Government have now published a policy paper on the scheme, and more details are expected before the end of the month.

Employment Law at MacRoberts

Our Employment Group is the longest established specialist team in Scotland, and our clients include some of the best known employers across Scotland and the wider UK.

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