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Posted on 02 Nov 2020 10:50 AM

To all our MIE businesses,

Saturday’s announcement is a blow to us all however we are here to support you in any way that we can.

What you need to know so far

Furlough Extension:

The Furlough Scheme has been extended until December. Employees can receive 80% of their current salary for hours not...

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Posted on 27 Oct 2020 2:13 PM

It is important to note that failing to self-isolate after testing positive for COVID19, or being exposed to someone who has, is now a criminal offence. Employers must not allow or require a worker/agency worker to work if they’re under an obligation to self-isolate, unless they are able to work while self-isolating (e.g. working from home).

Workers...

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Posted on 24 Oct 2020 10:10 AM

It is not yet possible to apply for the new Local Restrictions Support Grant, as announced by the Chancellor last week. The LRSG is primarily for businesses in the hospitality, accommodation, and leisure sectors, that have been negatively affected by COVID19 restrictions in high-alert level areas. We will update you as soon as the new guidance on the application process...

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Posted on 23 Oct 2020 2:05 PM

From 1 November, the extended Job Support Scheme will be in place. This can provide support for employees in areas under both Tier 2 & Tier 3. Read the full details here.

Tier 2:

Employees at firms which can open but only have enough work for employees to return part-time can get government financial support. Staff have...

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Posted on 22 Oct 2020 2:29 PM

Coronavirus rules vary depending on whether you live in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Millions of people are also affected by extra local restrictions, with England now divided into three tiers: medium, high and very high.

Find out what the rules are in your area by entering your postcode on the BBC page page here....

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Posted on 20 Oct 2020 6:12 PM

The BBC explains the new 3 tier COVID regulations.

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