Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Job Retention Bonus

The Chancellor also announced the Job Retention Bonus. This is a one-off payment of £1,000 to employers for every furloughed employee who remains continuously employed through to the end of January 2021. Employees must earn above the Lower Earnings Limit (£520 per month) on average between the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...
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Economy Minister highlights alternative employment opportunities

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has offered her support to people looking for alternative work due to the impact of COVID-19 on jobs across Northern Ireland

The Minister said:
“I want to reassure businesses and workers that my department is working hard to support you through the uncertainty of the current economic situation.”
Mrs Dodds said that there...
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

What is it? Under the coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers with a PAYE scheme will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis. This applies to employees who have been asked to stop working, but who are...
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DVA suspends testing of lorries, trailers and buses

The Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) will suspend the testing of HGVs (lorries) and trailers, and buses for three months from the last test today, following the latest advice about the spread of the Coronavirus. All HGV and PSV vehicles except taxis, with an MOT, will be issued...
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Covid-19 surge plans detailed in Assembly

Health Minister Robin Swann today detailed the first phase of health service surge plan measures to deal with growing transmission of Covid-19. A core aim of the surge plans - covering the immediate period to mid-April - is to prioritise essential services and free up capacity across the system. The Minister spelt out the plans in a...
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How soap absolutely annihilates the Coronavirus

You’re not just washing viruses down the drain. Soap destroys the coronavirus, a chemistry professor explains. As Covid-19 cases in the US surge to more than 1,000 and fear sweeps the country, there’s one consumer product critical to our great national battle to “flatten the curve,” or slow the epidemic: soap. Humble, ancient,...
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Coronavirus (UK Wide)

A number of measures designed to support small businesses with the impact of coronavirus have been announced. These include: • For any company with less than 250 employees (as of 28 February 2020) the Government will refund Statutory Sick Pay for up to 14 days for each employee who is unable to work as a result...
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