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Apr
08
2020

Updated coronavirus guidance: apprenticeships and annual leave during furlough
#Employment

Yesterday evening, the government provided updated guidance on apprenticeships in relation to furlough...

Apr
08
2020

Updated Government Guidance on Furlough
#Employment

This weekend the government provided updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme......

Apr
07
2020

How to sponsor overseas workers
#Immigration

A business will usually consider sponsoring overseas workers when they require a particular skill for their business that cannot be sourced in the UK. ...

Apr
06
2020

Can you furlough Tier 2 workers?
#Immigration

Employers who are also licenced sponsors, have numerous staff on Tier 2 visas. Following the Government’s announcement of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, employers have been unsure on whether they can furlough Tier 2 workers. We tackle this question in this article....

Apr
06
2020

Should this be a period of pain-sharing for landlords and tenants?
#Real Estate

For retail occupiers, the coronavirus pandemic could not have come at a worse time. Although the government’s extension of the three-month ‘forfeiture moratorium’ to......

Apr
03
2020

Wellbeing in a strange new world
#Employment

Covid-19 has changed at lot about how we work. After the Government’s announcement that those who could work from home should now do so, many employers have seen a rapid shift in how, and where, its employees carry out their roles......

Apr
02
2020

UPDATE: extension to file your company accounts
#Commercial #Corporate

This update applies to both limited companies and limited liability partnerships (LLP’s)....

Apr
01
2020

Take a deep breath! Managing stress in the workplace
#Employment

April 2020 is Stress Awareness Month. Employers should pay attention to how they can best look out for their employees in the workplace particularly during these times of global crisis and alternative working arrangements. ...

Apr
01
2020

Caution and Integrity when Furloughing Employees
#Employment

The new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is timely and vital. Without the ability to place employees on furlough leave with government supported wages, hundreds of thousands more jobs and businesses would have been lost permanently....

Apr
01
2020

Citizenship ceremonies on hold
#Immigration

Once a citizenship application has been granted, an applicant usually has 3 months to book their citizenship ceremony. However, in light of Covid-19 as ceremonies are put on hold,......

Mar
31
2020

NHS workers and Covid-19
#Immigration #Healthcare

We can all agree that NHS workers have been the true heroes throughout these unprecedented times of Covid-19......

Mar
31
2020

Upcoming changes to the UK’s insolvency regime announced
#Business Recovery & Insolvency #Business Recovery & Insolvency

On 28 March 2020, the UK Government announced that it intends to temporarily change the UK’s insolvency laws in response to COVID-19. More details are to follow in relation to the exact changes,......

Mar
31
2020

What happens to my data?
#Data Protection

Increasingly, the information we need and use every day is stored, accessed and controlled online. We have become accustomed to the convenience and efficiency of being able to access significant swathes of information about ourselves, our business and the world at the tap of a button. ...

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;......

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