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Becky is Editor of HRZone and Trainingzone, global online communities of people working in the HR and L&D industries. Becky works closely with leading HR and L&D practitioners and decision makers to ensure the publications offer a rich source of real-world insight and fresh advice to their audience.
HR and L&D professionals today must adapt to a complex mix of challenges caused by ongoing business disruption, technological advancements, a changing political landscape, varied employee needs and more. Becky aspires to make HRZone and TrainingZone the destinations for professionals to seek guidance, analysis and opinion on how to tackle these challenges and continue to deliver value.
My discussion replies
27th Mar 2020
Please see the response below from Kevin Barrow, a partner at International Law firm Osborne Clarke below.
“Based on the additional Government guidance published late last night, 26 March, there does not appear to be an end date for the scheme. However, it does state that when the Government determines this (or employers wish to end the furlough leave) employers can decide whether any furloughed employees can return to their duties or make them redundant. If redundancy is the only option at that stage, we expect that employers will need to consult as normal and we have not seen any guidance confirming that consultancy obligations will be relaxed in these circumstances.”
Hope this helps.