New No-Fault Divorce Law 2021

The new Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill is due to be approved in Parliament and become law in October 2021. This means from the date upon this bill being enacted, that parties who are married or in a civil partnership will be able to either jointly apply for dissolution of their marriage/civil partnership or one […]

Can children with separated parents see both parents at Christmas?

With just a week to go until Christmas we are seeing increasingly strict noises coming from Government about keeping family gatherings small over the holidays.  So what are the rules around children visiting their separated parents this Christmas? The General Rules During the first and strictest lockdown in March 2020 the Government issued guidance alongside […]

UPDATE: Important changes to the Government Furlough Scheme

The Government has published their updated guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Whilst the majority of the scheme remains the same as when the furlough scheme was first announced, there are some important changes to the scheme as follows: Any eligible employee can be furloughed regardless of whether they have been furloughed previously. […]

Employment and Tax Incentives in the Chancellor’s Summer Statement

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a range of employment and tax incentives in his Summer Statement aimed at speeding the recovery of the UK from the economic effects of Coronavirus.  These measures range across several different sectors, helping businesses and increasing consumer confidence. Furlough Staff Retention Bonus The Chancellor reiterated in his speech that […]