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Nov
11
2020

Procurement thresholds post 31 December 2020
#Public Procurement #Brexit

The new Public Procurement (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 are currently working their way through Parliament and due to come into force at 11pm on 31 December 2020, the moment Brexit becomes a legal reality....

Nov
11
2020

How will Brexit affect existing tenders and public contracts?
#Public Procurement #Brexit

Whilst the EU and the UK may have set 11pm on 31 December 2020 as the date when the UK’s exit from the EU is complete, public tenders and the award of public contracts generally don’t work to such specific timetables....

Nov
10
2020

Public Procurement – What happens after Brexit?
#Public Procurement #Brexit

It seems a long time ago we were being told during the Brexit referendum that leaving the EU would save us £1.6 billion a year in procurement costs. Since then the UK has left the EU but still remains signed up to the EU procurement rules until 11pm on 31 December 2020. What happens next depends in part on the outcome of the EU/UK trade negotiations but also on the broader question of how the UK wants to run public procurement....

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
06
2020

Warranties v Indemnities – considerations and differences
#Corporate #Commercial

The terms “indemnity” “warranty” and “representation” are used a lot in the context of share sale or business sale agreements, but the terms “warranty” and “indemnity” permeate through all forms of contracts, not just business sale agreements....

Nov
06
2020

Furlough Extended
#Employment

Less than 1 week ago, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) would be extended for 1 month, to the end of November 2020, with government support for 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500 per month and employers only having to pay pension and National Insurance Contributions....

Nov
05
2020

Enhanced redundancy packages explained
#Employment

The first payment to include in a redundancy package is the statutory redundancy payment. This must be paid to all eligible employees and the amount is set by legislation. Other mandatory payments on termination would also include accrued but untaken annual leave and unpaid wages. Some employers, where the contract allows, may make a payment in lieu of notice....

Nov
05
2020

Tax implications of home working: equipment
#Employment

When the UK went into lockdown in March, no one anticipated that we would be entering another in November. Again we have been told that those that can, must work from home. With the second lockdown starting today, many employees that had put-off purchasing home office equipment first time round, with the hope of returning to the office, may now be changing their minds....

Nov
04
2020

Companies Act and Brexit – practical considerations
#Corporate #Brexit

UK companies need to review the impact of Brexit on their governance arrangements. Governance rules are principally found in the Companies Act 2006 which is part of UK domestic law. For the most part, leaving the EU will have little impact on the way UK limited companies are required to operate under this Act. ...

Nov
03
2020

Legal claims against UK importers of EU products to increase post Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

It’s not just tariffs that UK importers have to prepare for from 1 January 2021. They will also be taking on new liabilities for defective products imported from the EU which cause personal injury or damage to private property...

Nov
03
2020

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on female property professionals?
#Real Estate

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of how we approach our working lives, with many challenges being identified for female professionals. ...

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
30
2020

Skilled Worker route to replace Tier 2 immigration from December
#Immigration #Brexit

The new immigration rules were announced last week. While most of the changes will be applicable from January 2021, the Skilled Worker route will replace the current General Work visa (Tier 2) from 1 December 2020....

Oct
30
2020

Job Support Scheme (JSS) Open and JSS Closed: How will this work?
#Employment

The Government has injected further money into the Job Support Scheme (JSS) and modified the Scheme for businesses forced to close by under government lockdown orders (JSS closed) and for those still managing to operate but facing decreased demand (JSS Open)....

Oct
29
2020

Warning to employers not to ignore gender and ethnicity pay gaps as new Equal Pay Bill proposed
#Employment

If it becomes law the new bill would require more employers to comply with gender pay gap reporting and report on ethnicity pay gaps for the first time. It could also give female and BME employees the right to know what their male or non BME colleagues are paid. ...

Oct
27
2020

Brexit and Construction – what’s the latest?
#Construction #Brexit

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. It’s been close to business as normal during the transition period but this ends on 31 December 2020. At the time of writing the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the rest of Europe remains uncertain. However, even if some limited trade deals can be agreed by the end of the year, there are steps that UK contractors should be taking now:...

Oct
27
2020

Top Tips for Preparing for disputes with EU businesses post-Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

Businesses rarely enter contracts intending or even expecting them to end in dispute. But that often happens. The wise approach is to prepare for the worst and hope it never happens....

Oct
26
2020

ICO Updates Right of Access Guidance
#Data Protection #Employment

Following extensive consultation that began in December 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has finally published their updated guidance on the Right of Access, namely the ability for an individual to submit a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) to a processor of their personal data. ...

Oct
23
2020

Resolving disputes with European businesses after Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

Disputes between businesses from different countries tend to involve additional complications that don’t arise when the parties are based in the same country. There are a number of points to consider before bringing an international claim. Which country’s court should you sue in? Which country’s law applies to the dispute? How do you obtain evidence from overseas? Where and how can you enforce your judgment?...

Oct
23
2020

New immigration rules for the post-January 2021 system announced
#Immigration #Brexit

The new immigration rules for the Post-Brexit Immigration system have been laid before parliament today. These rules will govern the entry and exit of all non-UK nationals, including nationals of the EU from 1 January 2021....

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