Revised rules for job-based travel exemptions

The Government has updated guidance around the use of job-based travel exemptions to include some additional testing requirements – this came into effect from 7th December. The latest travel changes can be found here and revised exemptions guidance can be found here.

BEIS Bulletin: Coronavirus update

Targeted measures to prevent the spread of the new COVID-19 omicron variant take effect from today, Tuesday 30th November.

In this update:

  • face coverings
  • travel
  • isolation rules
  • boosters

Read more: BEIS Bulleting 30 November 2021

Furlough number at a record low in final month of operation

The number of people on furlough fell to a record low during its last month of operation, according to new statistics published today (4 November).

Figures show a further 210,000 employees came off the scheme in September – and around half of the 1.1 million people still being supported were on flexible furlough working some of their hours.

Insolvency Service data also showed redundancy notifications remained low throughout September.

Since the end of April, as restrictions started to ease, 2.4 million people have left the scheme as the economy has reopened.

Read more: Furlough