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Mar
31
2020

Updated Right to Work Checks
#Immigration

We expect the government measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic to continue until 6 months. This means that a large majority of employees will continue working from home. ...

Mar
30
2020

COVID-19 update: Immigration applications
#Immigration

The EU Settlement scheme is still open however the Home Office are no longer accepting documents by post....

Mar
26
2020

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme
#Employment

The Chancellor has just announced the Government’s package of support for the self-employed; the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme....

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
26
2020

New Acas Guidance on Working From Home
#Employment

Since the COVID-19 outbreak began the government has urged people to work from home where possible. Working from home is no longer the alien concept it once was;......

Mar
25
2020

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

(Home) and away we go! New COVID-19 rules
#Clarkslegal

Following the creation of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closures) Regulations 2020 on 20 March 2020, the UK government announced new rules on 23 March 2020 applicable to every citizen to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus......

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

Furlough leave - what is it all about?
#Employment

Furlough leave has not been defined by UK statute (yet). However, it is essentially a new mechanism that the UK government has implemented to avoid employers making employees redundant during the Covid-19 pandemic....

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

Coronavirus- Factsheet for Employees
#Employment

We are in unprecedented times. The Government has advised measures of social distancing including the avoidance of bars, pubs and restaurants. Thousands of businesses will be forced to close due to a downturn in trade or staff being off unwell or in isolation.We all need to pull together and think flexibly and sustainably. This will have to be a group effort. Employees may need to agree a reduction in pay now to try and retain their roles in the long run. Businesses may have to make redundancies and conduct redundancy processes over a very short space of time to try and stay afloat....

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