Business Interruption Insurance: A guide for small business

What is and isn’t covered by business interruption insurance? Business Interruption Insurance is something at the forefront of small business owners minds now right, facing closures due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and Government enforced lockdown.  Many people are turning to …

COVID-19 guidance for employees and employers

The Government has released three new guidance notes online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19 – although expect the guidance to be updated regularly. COVID-19 Guidance for Employers The Government Guide is: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19 It sets out things that all Employers should know and be doing …

Coronavirus – a Free Home Working Policy

Given the rapid changes in the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, it seems likely that companies may be asked/forced by the Government to accommodate home working to contain the spread of infection. Update: on 16th March 2020 Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged …

Do I have to pay Sick Pay if an Employee is off work because of Coronavirus COVID-19

Q: Do you have to pay sick pay if an Employee is off work because of Coronavirus?

A: Unless they have received written notice to self-isolate, you do not need to pay employees SSP. However, your contract may require you to pay full pay.