On 13 October, the Irish Government announced its Budget for 2021 which contains a number of important changes for Irish based employers.
COVID-19 may have dominated the workplace agenda in recent months – but employers in Ireland can't lose sight of any of the other issues arising in the course of the employer-employee relationship.
Isle of Man
DQ Advocates is a leading Isle of Man-based law firm with an international reach, offering a full range of legal, regulatory and tax services to a local and global client base.
Malta's budget for 2021 mainly focuses on the country's economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Malta Budget 2021 was presented by the Minister for Finance, Dr Edward Scicluna on Monday, 19th October.
On 1 January 2006, the tax advantage of the VUT and other early retirement programs in the Netherlands was abolished.
La jubilación y la planificación de la finalizacion de los servicios en Oriente Medio está madurando, y este es el momento en el que los empleadores deben prepararse...
Baer & Karrer
Employees are generally vital for the success of a business operation. Merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions («Transactions») regularly affect the employees of a target business...
Groom Law Group
For some time, the UK has been working to implement the concept of "superfunds" to consolidate defined benefit ("DB") plans. We wrote about this early on here.
The Pensions Regulator ("Regulator") has published new guidance for trustees and employers considering a transaction with a superfund. The full guidance is available on the Regulator's website.
Employee engagement in DC schemes has always been a challenge - even more so during the COVID-19 pandemic where employees are reducing their contributions as their personal finances tighten.
HM Treasury announced changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) on 22 October which may make a significant difference on employer take-up of the scheme. A new ‘Job Support Scheme Open ...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced significant enhancements to the Job Support Scheme (JSS), bringing it closer to the current furlough grants.
Clyde & Co
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Support Scheme that will replace the furlough scheme when it ends on 31 October.
As governments start to think about how to build back better in response to COVID-19, Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) considerations have moved to the centre ground.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
As part of its Plan for Jobs 2020, the UK Government announced in July 2020 that it would pay a bonus to employers that brought furloughed employees ...
Veale Wasbrough Vizards
With a growing number of areas being placed into local lockdowns under the Government's 3 tiered COVID alert system, what support will be available for businesses
The government has announced various financial aid measures in recent days, designed to assist businesses whose operations are negatively impacted by coronavirus.
Clyde & Co
Employee benefits are not usually at the forefront of our minds when we are considering workplace culture.
Retirement and end-of-service planning in the Middle East are maturing, and now is the time for companies to prepare to meet their payment obligations, writes Bethell Codrington.