Compensation limits in the Employment Tribunal increase on 6 April 2021

Compensation limits for redundancy and unfair dismissal claims in the Employment Tribunal are usually reviewed annually and increased in line with inflation. The next increase will take place on 6th April 2021. This will mean that redundancies become more expensive for employers and unfair dismissal claims could cost more to defend. New Compensation Limits The […]

Furlough Scheme changes announced in the Budget

In his Budget on 3 March 2021, Rishi Sunak announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended and changing again, for what is likely to be the last time. Furlough ends on 30 September The end date for the furlough scheme has been pushed back from 30 April to 30 September 2021, at […]

Government to introduce Leasehold Reforms

The UK Government has long faced calls to reform leasehold laws. The increasingly common cases of spiralling ground rents, high service charges and other onerous lease terms prompted a consultation process by the Law Commission that started in 2017 and ended with a final report in July 2020. The Government have taken the Law Commission’s […]

COVID and Making a Will

Following the introduction of COVID lockdown 3 on 5 January 2021, we have released a series of articles explaining the legal impact on eight areas of daily life. This article looks at making a Will and what is allowed under the new rules. You can still make a Will If COVID has worried you and […]

COVID and Mental Capacity

Following the introduction of COVID lockdown 3 on 5 January 2021, we have released a series of articles explaining the legal impact on eight areas of daily life. This article looks at the issue of losing your mental capacity, how COVID can affect your mental capacity and what you can do in advance to protect […]

UK National Minimum Wage Rates for 2021

From 1 April 2021, the rates are changing for National Minimum Wage and all other statutory payments. These are outlined in more detail below. National Minimum Wage The National Minimum Wage hourly rates will increase as follows: Age 23 and above £8.91 (up from £8.72) Age 21 – 22 £8.36 (up from £8.20) Age 18 […]

COVID and Moving Home

Following the introduction of COVID lockdown 3 on 5 January 2021, we have released a series of articles explaining the legal impact on eight areas of daily life. This article looks at moving home and what is still allowed under the new rules. The market remains open Unlike the first lockdown in March 2020, the […]

COVID and keeping the workplace open

Following the introduction of COVID lockdown 3 on 5 January 2021, we have released a series of articles explaining the legal impact on eight areas of daily life. This article looks at some specific issues employers may face when trying to keep the workplace open and operating effectively. Introduction If you are a business owner […]

COVID and Going to Work

Following the introduction of COVID lockdown 3 on 5 January 2021, we have released a series of articles explaining the legal impact on eight areas of daily life. This article looks at how the new lockdown may impact your going to work as an employee and what you may be asked to do. Furlough leave […]

COVID and Caring for Children

Following the introduction of COVID lockdown 3 on 5 January 2021, we have released a series of articles explaining the legal impact on eight areas of daily life. This article looks at how lockdown will affect family life, whether that is families coping with home schooling or separated families making contact arrangements. If you would […]