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Employment law issues arising from the March 2021 Budget

Chris Amys
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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his second Budget on  3 rd March 2021, which contained a number of important announcements for UK businesses. In this blog, we summarise the key employment aspects of the Budget. As stated in our recent blog ,...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended for businesses

Sally Morris
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The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended by a further 5 months from 30 th April to 30 th September 2021. The key points are as follows: The scheme has been extended from 30 th ...

Implications of extending workplace testing

Chris Amys
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As part of the Government’s response to COVID-19, there has been an expansion of workplace testing for businesses. Employers who employ more than 50 essential frontline staff, who cannot work from home, will be able to access lateral flow tests, free...

Lockdown 3.0 - Cash flow has never been so important

Rebecca Rogers
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Effective and efficient debt recovery is vital to the continuation of any business, even more so in these continued unprecedented times. Businesses need to ensure that they have sufficient cash flow to allow them to continue to weather the storm. Can I...

Caveats - key facts you need to know

Robert Weston
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In our latest online Q&A, partner and head of our contentious probate department Robert Weston covers the often-complex issues of caveats around a deceased person’s estate and the key facts you need to know. First and foremost, a caveat should...

BEWARE! Crown Preference IS BACK!

Samuel Pedley
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The reintroduction of Crown Preference is an unfortunate development at a time of unprecedented uncertainty, when many businesses are struggling with the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic. The Enterprise Act 2002 abolished Crown Preference, meaning that HMRC...

Are you prepared for a restructure or redundancy?

Chris Amys
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A Freedom of Information request to the Insolvency Service by the BBC shows that 10,000 employers plan to cut 795,000 jobs. By comparison, 530,000 jobs were proposed to be cut during the last economic crisis, namely the recession in 2010. It is important...

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Chris Amys
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The Government have issued a new Treasury Direction in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. There has been a series of Treasury Directions since the introduction of the furlough scheme in March 2020. These Treasury Directions set out the legal...

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