Given the unprecedented Covid 19 Pandemic and the Government decision to restrict all but essential workers to home we have had to review our business and how we will get through the next few months.

We have had to review whether we are essential work and should continue to open or whether we should close. In making this decision we have to consider the health and wellbeing of our employees and whether it is appropriate to ask you to continue to attend work. Also, we have taken into consideration the Government decision on Monday 23rd to restrict all but essential workers to home. We therefore made the decision to close all our venues on Friday 20th March for the foreseeable future.

We want to ensure we are looking after our employees during this difficult time and also ensure that we have a strong business that can pick up once this current crisis comes to an end and the restrictions begin to be lifted. 

We will be updating this page with more information as we receive it.


How will wages be calculated?

If you choose to update your employment status to "Furlough Employee" and have been employed for a full twelve months prior to Friday 20th March, We will claim for the higher of either:

  • the same month’s earning from the previous year

  • average monthly earnings from the 2019-20 tax year

If you have been employed for less than a year, we can claim for an average of your monthly earnings since you started work.

Can I do volunteer work or training?

A furloughed employee can take part in volunteer work or training, as long as it does not provide services to or generate revenue for, or on behalf of S & G Aberdeen LTD.

Should I work from home?

To qualify for the Furloughed worker / Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, you should not undertake work for S & G Aberdeen LTD while you are furloughed.

Can I have more than one job?

Yes, each job is separate, and the cap applies to each employer individually.

Income tax and Employee National Insurance

Wages of furloughed employees will be subject to Income Tax and National Insurance as usual. Employees will also pay automatic enrolment contributions on qualifying earnings, unless they have chosen to opt-out or to cease saving into a workplace pension scheme.

Continuous employment

Putting workers on furlough leave can have implications beyond pay.

Some employment rights are dependent on the length of time a person has worked for their employer (called ‘continuity of employment’).

A period of a week where there is no employment contract in force breaks continuity.

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