9 step “CERTAINTY” Plan to guide employers in helping their employees and businesses

COMMUNICATE: With your employees regularly about the steps your business is taking to address COVID-19 on their behalf. Providing a summary or review of your current pandemic plan and changes to it in the light of government advice will prove to them that their organisation is supporting their health and well being. ENGAGE: Stay in …

Pension contributions for furloughed workers: Do I have to continue paying pension contributions during the pandemic?

The answer is yes:• The obligation for you and your members of staff to make contributions is set out in your pension scheme’s rules or other governing documentation.• Your staff may choose to either reduce their contribution level (if the scheme rules allow this) or opt out or cease active membership of the scheme if …

COVID-19 Exit Strategy: Business Resumption Planning

We would emphasise the importance of preparing your business for exit now. Ensure you devise a plan/ strategy for resumption of “normal” business activities. This plan will likely include a number of assumptions and different scenarios depending on how the government exit strategy is rolled out of the coming days and weeks. What does seem …