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Feb
24
2021

‘No Jab No Job’ contracts – are they legal?
#Employment #Health & Safety #Podcasts and Webinars

You may have seen our previous blog on rolling out vaccination programmes for employees. The debate on whether the workforce should be vaccinated continues at a pace in the press, where we have seen Barchester Healthcare join Pimlico Plumbers in considering all new recruits having to be vaccinated as a requirement of the role....

Feb
01
2021

Impact of Brexit on Employment & HR in 2021
#Employment #Brexit #Podcasts and Webinars

On 31st January 2020, the United Kingdom formally left the European Union. The UK has now entered into a new trading partnership with the EU under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. New rules now apply on exports, tariffs, data and employing people from within the EU. ...

Jan
22
2021

Employment & HR in 2020 - The Changing World of Work
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Over the previous two weeks, our look back at 2020 has reflected on developments in Public Health and Equality. This week, we will consider the changing world of work in 2020.The COVID-19 pandemic was probably the most significant disruptor of the world of work since the Industrial Revolution. ...

Jan
14
2021

Employment & HR in 2020 – The Equality Agenda
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Last week our look back on 2020 reflected on Public Health and the COVID-19 pandemic, this article considers 2020 in terms of the equality agenda. Although, the constant refrain from the Government has been that we are all in this pandemic together and all have a part to play to get out of it, it is clear that this pandemic has not hit all members of society equally....

Jan
08
2021

Employment & HR in 2020- Priorities, Policies and Processes
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

The year 2020 will always be a stand-out year in our personal and professional lives. COVID-19 brought so much suffering to so many across the globe and created a level of uncertainty that we had never experienced before. Businesses were forced to adapt at breakneck speed. ...

Nov
06
2020

The practicalities of selling your business
#Commercial #Corporate #Podcasts and Webinars

In our latest webinar, corporate partner Stuart Mullins discusses the practicalities of selling your business. The following article provides vital insight for both buyers and sellers seeking to navigate the often complex journey from heads of terms to completion. Below we highlight the key considerations and processes....

Nov
02
2020

Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

On Saturday 31 October, the Prime Minister announced that England will enter its second lockdown as of Thursday 5th November....

Oct
12
2020

CBI gets set to launch Change the Race Ratio campaign - what does the Equality Act 2010 say about positive action in the workplace?
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

At the end of October, the Confederation of British Industry will be launching a campaign to increase racial and ethnic participation in British businesses. Last week Legal and General Investment Manager (the UK’s biggest fund manager) warned FTSE 100 companies that it would openly vote against the re-election of a Board’s Chair if it failed to include at least one black, Asian or other ethnic minority (BME) member on its board by January 2022. Around 37% of FTSE 100 companies currently have all white boards....

Aug
06
2020

Series A Funding in the Current Climate- Not all Doom and Gloom?
#Commercial #Podcasts and Webinars

It is generally accepted that Series A funding is crucial to the development and scale up of early stage business. Funding generally was very competitive prior to lock down, but with the obvious economic pressures brought about by Covid-19, what is the view moving forward and how does a business seeking such funding best prepare for investment discussion?...

Aug
06
2020

Business Angel Investment in a post COVID-19 landscape: For Growing Companies
#Corporate #Podcasts and Webinars #Commercial

This article sets out the key themes covered in the Clarkslegal webinar. The webinar was hosted by Stuart Mullins, of Clarkslegal LLP, Steve Royffe, of the Dorset Business Angels and Zafar Kanani, of the Forbury Investment Network....

Jul
28
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

A new report by the federation of small businesses found that almost 25% of companies have already reduced their staff numbers in the last quarter, ...

Jul
16
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Furlough Fraud and Outdoor Activities
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

HMRC has confirmed its first arrest in connection with alleged furlough fraud. It has been reported that an individual in the west midlands was arrested as part of a wider investigation ...

Jul
09
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Summer Statement and the Latest Support Statistics
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Yesterday, the government released its latest statistics on coronavirus support for businesses and individuals. As of the 5th July, 9.4 million jobs have been furloughed, an increase of 100,000 since 28th June; ...

Jul
06
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Help For The Arts And An Updated Treasury Direction
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

The government has updated its guidance on how employers should treat certain expenses and benefits provided to employees during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The guidance now ...

Jun
26
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Social Distancing Changes & Furlough
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that, as of 4th July 2020, there will be a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the government has updated its guidance on opening businesses and venues in England and how to work safely during the COVID-19 Pandemic. ...

Jun
18
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: HMRC’s Proposed New Powers
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

It has been reported that as many 34% of employers have asked their furloughed employees to carry out some form of work, administrative task or even cover another employee’s work, whilst on furlough....

Jun
15
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Employers Contribute to Furlough From Next Month
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

Just before the weekend, the Government released new guidance, updated existing guidance and released a policy paper on how the coronavirus job retention scheme, better known as the furlough scheme, will change from 1 July 2020....

Jun
10
2020

Employment COVID-19 Update: Furlough Deadlines and Anticipated Guidance
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or Furlough Scheme will close to new entrants from 30 June. From this point onwards, employers will only be able to furlough employees that they have furloughed for a full 3-week period prior to 30 June. ...

Apr
29
2020

The Government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

At the beginning of this week, the chancellor announced a new scheme aimed at helping small to medium sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000. ...

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