With the furlough scheme coming to an end at the end of this month and the tier restrictions crippling businesses especially in the hospitality sectors, the Government has today announced big changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS).
As we start to prepare for the winter months and more restrictions are looming with the tier system, we have tried to put together some information that we hope you will find useful. With guidance changing so rapidly, we would advise you follow us on social media or visit our website where we will be updating our news section regularly.
In the context of a burgeoning pandemic emerging at the beginning of 2020, I have taken the opportunity to review the national statistics for NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility. To place the numbers in context this snapshot review looks at the period January 2020 – 30th June 2020.
Many people who were discharged from hospital between 19th March 2020 and 31st August 2020 were discharged on the “Covid-19 pathway”, which was designed to free up hospital beds quickly during the coronavirus pandemic. Effectively, the NHS paid for many placements in care homes and elsewhere on a temporary basis to ensure that funding was not a barrier to discharge from hospital.
For attorneys managing their loved ones’ affairs under a Lasting Power of Attorney, the Office of Public Guardian (OPG) has introduced a new online service which will enable contact with banks and healthcare providers to be easier and therefore improving the speed with which important decisions can be made.