Employment Partner at BLM Julian Cox speaks to Personnel Today about the government's new social distancing measures

The government's new social distancing measures have been welcomed by CEO of HOSPA, the Hospitality Professionals Association, Jane Pendlebury.  In an article by Personnel Today, Partner Julian Cox, Head of Employment, London at BLM speaking alongside HOSPA commented:

“The move to 1 metre+ and the reopening of bars and restaurants symbolises the government’s attempt to return to some normality, but also wind down its current level of support. Employers will no doubt be considering the contributions they have to make towards furlough payments which will begin in August, before the scheme closes in November. So whilst a reopening of the sector will go some way to helping businesses recover, there are still months of lost trade and customer wariness to contend with.

“While the country continues to recover from Covid-19 we won’t see the sector bounce back to normality immediately and revenue will remain relatively low in comparison to pre-Covid, so it’s very likely we’ll still see large-scale redundancies coming down the line, even for those who reopen the doors next week.”

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