The checklists, risk assessments and signposting on this page have been derived from a number of resources including members of FST and Festivals Edinburgh’s TAGSS group, SOLT/ UK Theatre, the Association of British Theatre Technicians, Costume in Theatre Entertainment and Arts, RB Health & Safety Solutions, the Scottish Government and the Government of Northern Ireland.
Links to advice relating to Covid-19 from various orgs.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Useful reopening guidance put together by Arts Council Northern Ireland. FST members have flagged this as a really clear resource which may be of use to others.
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.
This note is provided to delegates not as formal legal advice but as an outline of Anderson
Strathern’s views on things which businesses should consider when planning to return and the options
which may be available.
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 […]
Advice from the National Cyber Security Office on making sure your organisation is prepared for an increase in home working and advice on spotting coronavirus (COVID-19) scam emails.
This update from Turcan Connell relates specifically to registered charities and their trustees.
Links to resources from Arts&Business Scotland, Anderson Strathern, Scott-Moncrieff and Money Saving Expert.
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 […]