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Video-Witnessing Wills: First Change in the Signing of Wills for almost 200 years

The law governing the signing of Wills is set out in the Wills Act 1837. It states that a Will is only valid if signed in front of two witnesses who then also sign in the presence of the person making the Will. In light of [...]

By |2020-09-15T14:12:56+01:00September 14th, 2020|

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 [...]

By |2020-09-15T14:10:05+01:00July 9th, 2020|

Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been in place since March 2020 and has helped many businesses retain their valued staff and prevented widespread redundancies.  As the country starts to emerge from lockdown, the Government is now proposing several changes to increase flexibility and reduce [...]

By |2020-07-15T14:44:13+01:00June 5th, 2020|

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – An Important Date Change

The Government have today announced an important update to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which will bring more employees within the scope of the scheme, allowing them to be furloughed rather than made redundant. A New Qualifying Date for Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The key [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:00:48+01:00April 15th, 2020|

Liz Searl interview with Steve Frost

In this interview, Liz Searl and Steve Frost discuss keeping your house move progressing as smoothly as possible during the coronavirus lockdown. You can still carry on with your house sale or purchase Following her interview, Liz added: We appreciate that there is a lot [...]

By |2020-07-07T13:55:55+01:00April 9th, 2020|

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – further updates

We continue to receive further updates regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme via questions to a Parliamentary Select Committee and social media. These are yet to be officially announced, though they do suggest that HMRC are doing all they can to put their systems in place [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:02:03+01:00April 9th, 2020|

Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is the main Government scheme to support employed workers during the Coronavirus crisis. Employers will soon be able to claim grants to furlough employees rather than making them redundant. You can read more details in our previous article. Clarifying which wages [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:07:40+01:00April 7th, 2020|

Improvements to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) was one of the first measures that the Government announced to support businesses hit by the coronavirus outbreak.  An initial £330bn of easy to obtain lending from high street banks and 80% guaranteed by the Government was intended to [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:09:45+01:00April 3rd, 2020|
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