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Mar
26
2020

Escaping consequences of non-performance of contract obligations
#Corporate #Commercial

It’s something of a given in English law that, if you enter into a binding contract and fail to perform your “side of the bargain”, you may well be liable to pay damages for breach to the other party. Generally, it’s irrelevant and no defence if the obligations you agree to in the contract subsequently become far more onerous, difficult or expensive than originally envisaged,......

Mar
26
2020

Coronavirus Act 2020 receives Royal Assent
#Employment

The Act also gives HMRC the power to set out how this funding will work in practice. However, no details have yet been formally set out......

Mar
26
2020

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Delayed
#Employment

This week the government took the decision to suspend any mandatory gender pay gap reporting this year......

Mar
25
2020

Advice for tenants and landlords of commercial property if a tenant is struggling to pay their rent
#Commercial Real Estate

Wednesday 25 March 2020 is the next quarter day where most commercial leases will require a tenant to pay rent to their landlord for the period from 25 March 2020 to 23 June 2020......

Mar
25
2020

Site Operating Procedures during Covid-19
#Construction

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, a Construction Industry Taskforce was set up to work with BEIS and Government to protect the current and future of the construction industry. ...

Mar
25
2020

EU Settlement Resolution Centre closes
#Immigration

Unfortunately, the EU Settlement Resolution Centre has closed presumably due to Covid-19. It has not been published on the website yet and therefore many may not be aware. When we recently called the helpline,......

Mar
25
2020

Immigration policy on Coronavirus updated to include all foreign nationals
#Immigration

The Home Office has finally updated its immigration policy on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Previously this policy only related to Chinese nationals, and automatically extended their leave until 31 March 2020,......

Mar
24
2020

Court Hearings during the Covid-19 Pandemic
#Dispute Resolution

In order to minimise the risk of transmission of Covid-19, the courts have produced a Protocol which provides guidance for conducting hearings remotely during the pandemic......

Mar
24
2020

Breaking: Statement on Financial Support for the Self Employed
#Employment

An urgent question was directed at the Chancellor at 12.30pm......

Mar
24
2020

COVID-19 update: Closure of USCIS centres for UK visas across USA
#Immigration

The U.S. government has suspended operations across their Application Support Centres run by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These centres are also used to submit biometrics for UK visas made from the U.S.A......

Mar
23
2020

COVID-19 update: Secure English Language Tests (SELT) suspended until 17 April 2020
#Immigration

The Government announced the closure of all schools on Friday, 20 March 2020... ...

Mar
23
2020

UKVCAS Update
#Immigration

If you have an upcoming biometric appointment at a Sopra Steria UKVCAS visa centre then you should read the below carefully....

Mar
23
2020

Chancellors Announcement
#Employment

The Chancellor has announced the government package to support jobs and incomes during the public health emergency caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Mar
19
2020

Does the zero in 50 stand for zero hours?
#Employment

A recent analysis of figures produced by the Office of National Statistics shows that there has been a significant increase in the number of 50 plus year olds who are on zero-hours contracts. ...

Mar
19
2020

COVID-19 Amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982
#Employment

On the 13th April 2020 the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 comes into force. This follows the announcements from Rishi Sunak’s inaugural budget outlined earlier this week; “the best way to support people is to protect their jobs – and we do that by supporting our businesses”. ...

Mar
18
2020

Immigration in the time of Corona
#Immigration

The Coronavirus has peaked in China, and the number of new infections there are steadily declining. Whilst Europe is now at the forefront of this novel virus, it seems that there are effective measures which can be taken to prevent the spread. The new world has taught many new lessons in distance working, but there are many who still have to travel and brave these uncertain times....

Mar
18
2020

Public procurement and Coronavirus
#Public Procurement

Public bodies and bidders will be familiar with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, which impose obligations in respect of the advertisement of public contracts over the financial thresholds, the conduct of the tender and the award of the contract......

Mar
18
2020

Do sponsors have to report migrant worker activity related to Coronavirus?
#Immigration

Due to Coronavirus, the government has provided a concession for some points-based system visa categories, to ensure both migrants and employers are not disadvantaged by the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Mar
18
2020

Impact of Covid-19 on Construction Contracts
#Construction

As the World Health Organisation announced last week that Coronavirus can now be classified as a pandemic we are hearing from more and more clients worried about the impact of Covid-19 on their construction contracts....

Mar
18
2020

IR35 changes delayed to April 2021
#Employment

It was announced yesterday that the changes to IR35 legislation due to come into force in April this year have been delayed......

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