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About Caroline Banwell

Caroline Banwell (LL.B. Hons.) trained and worked initially as a solicitor for a major London law firm. She has advised a wide variety of clients from SMEs to multinationals and from small primary schools to Cambridge Colleges. As well as considerable knowledge of the business and education sectors, she has also worked extensively for the charity sector and was recommended in the Charities and Not for Profit section of the 2017 Legal 500 for her work heading the Cambridge office employment team at leading charity and education firm, Stone King. Caroline collaborates with other Cambridge HR consultants on project work from time to time. Caroline gives advice through Harmony HR Solutions Limited as an HR consultant and not as a solicitor and Harmony HR Solutions Limited is not regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Caroline works as a solicitor for Kesteven Partners Limited which is a law firm regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.

COVID-19 – Furlough Deadline

Today is the last chance to place employees on furlough leave for the first time.  Anyone who has never been furloughed by the end of today will not be eligible for furlough leave in future under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. That said, news broke yesterday that an exception will be made for parents [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:29:23+00:00June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 – Furlough Scheme Update

Friday afternoon at 5pm is no longer time for Crackerjack (apologies for those who are too young to remember that children’s TV show) ……….. it’s the time for the next Furlough Scheme update from the Treasury. The following headlines were announced: The CJRS will remain open until the end of October 2020. Furloughed [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:29:31+00:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 – Back to work guidance

Following two months of lockdown, the Government has put in place plans to get the nation back to work. Below we summarise the guidance to employers on preparing workplaces for staff to return to work.  We also address the use of PPE in the workplace and provide an update on the furlough scheme [...]

By |2020-06-17T12:29:38+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 Updated Guidance on furlough scheme

The Government has just released (4th April 2020) further guidance on its job retention or furlough leave scheme. The key points are: A furloughed employee can work for another employer at the same time as being furloughed. This enables furloughed employees to fill keyworker vacancies (eg. for the NHS).An employer can help a furloughed [...]

By |2020-04-06T12:53:04+00:00April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 Advice for UK employers

This advice note is designed to give guidance to UK employers as at 16 March 2020. Further updates will follow if the advice below changes significantly. The following links may be helpful: Public Health England advice for employers NHS advice on COVID-19 UK Government information and advice for employers   Government advice on self-isolation Individuals [...]

By |2020-03-16T22:46:18+00:00March 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments