COVID-19 Cases highlight the need for a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document you can put in place so that someone you trust can look after your finances and care needs for you.  Most people incorrectly assume that this is only useful if and when you lose mental capacity as [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:38:30+00:00December 8th, 2020|

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 [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:40:56+00:00November 11th, 2020|

COVID Lockdown Rules and Support for Businesses – November 2020

With England entering a second lockdown on Thursday 5 November, the Government have again revised the financial measures intended to support businesses. With the position constantly changing over the past few days and weeks, we think now is a good time to summarise the current position [...]

By |2021-01-26T09:42:00+00:00November 9th, 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|

Divorce and COVID-19 – Understanding your options and avoiding the pitfalls

For the past two months, COVID-19 has brought the divorce process in the UK to a virtual standstill.  The family courts have been severely restricted for most business and lockdown has meant many people delaying the start of divorce proceedings.  Couples who might in normal times [...]

By |2020-07-07T13:59:16+01:00May 15th, 2020|

Coronavirus and Apprenticeships

The Government has announced further guidance on how apprenticeship schemes will continue during the Coronavirus crisis and how apprentices should be treated. There had originally been some concern that apprentices would not be included in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, or that their training would come [...]

By |2020-07-07T13:55:43+01:00April 17th, 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|
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