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Advice

Links to advice relating to Covid-19 from various orgs.

Insight / Job Retention Scheme

Anderson Strathearn has updated its Job Retention Scheme (JRS) guidance and information in response to the recent UK Government decision to extend the scheme until March 2021. This article outlines the provisions of the scheme based upon the available information on 11 November 2020, covering the position for claims relating the period up to 31 […]

Contracts and Covid – FST Training

In October 2020, FST held a training session focused on contracting during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the session, speakers Scott Fyfe, Associate at Anderson Strathern and Callum Smith, Producer at National Theatre of Scotland gave advice and answered specific questions relating to the topic. Available below are resources signposted during the session: Playwrights and Digital […]

Insight / The Job Support Scheme

Solicitors Anderson Strathearn have created a very helpful overview of the recent updates to the Government’s Job Support Scheme. It covers key questions you may have and what you need to know, helping to demystify what can be a confusing process.

Reopening of Arts Centres – Guidelines

Please note that Slua are an Irish organisation, therefore a lot of links and advice relates to Ireland, however, the structure of the document and the main points to cover are applicable to UK-based organisations.

Job Retention Scheme – advice

The Job Retention Scheme, which is live from 20 April, is constantly updated, the latest developemnts include: extending the scheme until the end of June and including employees who were on the PAYE payroll by 19 March (previously 28 February).  Anderson Strathern have made an in-depth analysis of the Scheme:  Barry Nichol, Partner, Anderson Strathern  […]

UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The UK Government has published guidance for employers and employees  on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.    We are pleased to report that Scottish Government and Creative Scotland have confirmed that arts organisations ARE ABLE to apply for this funding, which is available to support full and part time staff, staff on agency contracts and staff on flexible or zero-hours contracts. The […]

Employment Law

Law At Work (LAW) offer a number of free resources and advice packages to Employers who would like to receive some help in navigating employment law during the Covid-19 pandemic.  LAW are also offering 3-month or 12-month contracts for support on employment law and health & safety.  These contracts enable employers to receive bespoke advice on their specific […]