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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update – 27 March 2020

The Government have today provided more clarity regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Who is eligible under the scheme? Businesses can claim for the following types of employees as long as they were on the payroll on 28 February 2020: Full time Part time Employees on [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:12:22+01:00March 27th, 2020|

Residential Tenancies – New Protections from Eviction

The new Coronavirus Act 2020 introduces greater protection from eviction for residential tenants who may be struggling to pay the rent in the current period of redundancies, furlough and lock down. Extended notice periods Unlike with commercial tenancies, the Government has not prevented the eviction of [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:14:10+01:00March 27th, 2020|

Coronavirus – Clarity on Commercial Tenancies

The emergency Coronavirus Act 2020 was given Royal Assent on 25th March 2020, and is now enshrined in English law. Whilst a few sections simply provide the Government with powers to amend existing provisions of relevant legislation, section 82 of the Act has provided clarity on [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:15:31+01:00March 27th, 2020|

BREAKING NEWS! Self-employed Support Structure

A quick summary, with a more detailed update from today’s briefing to follow. The Government have today announced the following support for self-employed individuals:- The Government will be paying 80% of monthly average income This will be based on the past 3 years’ trading profits. If [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:16:49+01:00March 26th, 2020|

Coronavirus and Children Visiting Separated Parents

In these difficult times, we are all being told “Stay Home – Save Lives”. This is difficult for any family but extra challenging for families going through Child Arrangement Orders. Here, children usually split their time between two parents who do not live in the same [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:18:31+01:00March 26th, 2020|

COVID-19 – Registration of Death Simplified for Bereaved Families

The focus of Boris Johnson’s speech to the nation yesterday was “stay home and save lives”.  As we have already seen it is a sad reality that people will lose loved ones as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Faced with an increasing death toll, the [...]

By |2020-07-20T12:05:03+01:00March 25th, 2020|

Government Employment Updates from 24 March 2020

This Tuesday’s guidance was predominantly based upon the requirements and workings of the NHS, with the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, chairing the briefing. The main highlight was a new hospital is due to be opened within the ExCeL Centre, and confirmation that retired [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:21:08+01:00March 25th, 2020|

Coronavirus – Government Publishes List of Businesses Who May Remain Open

The Government has now announced some of the most stringent social distancing measures possible without introducing a complete lockdown across the UK.  Whilst there was some initial confusion as to who may remain open, the Government have now published a list of those businesses who are [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:22:34+01:00March 24th, 2020|

Coronavirus – Commuters to get rail season ticket refunds

With the Government advising the public to avoid non-essential travel as a result of the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, many workers are being asked to work from home where possible. Train operators have seen a considerable drop in passengers and ticket revenue, leading to concerns over their [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:23:43+01:00March 24th, 2020|

UK Government announces Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government announced on Friday 20th March that it would be introducing a new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme available to employers of any size.  This scheme will allow all employers to access grants covering 80% of the salary of “furloughed” employees who otherwise would have been [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:32:38+01:00March 23rd, 2020|
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