Coronavirus – You can still make a Will while you’re Self-Isolating

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many of us to think about our own mortality and whether our personal affairs are in order.  One aspect of this is whether we have made a Will, and if so, is it still up to date?  Solicitors across the UK [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:06:05+01:00April 8th, 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|

Coronavirus – The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme in Detail

Following our brief summary last week we can now give full details of the support that Government are offering to self-employed individuals during the coronavirus crisis. After being slow to respond to calls for additional help, the "Self-Employment Income Support Scheme" aims to provide similar assistance [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:11:02+01:00April 2nd, 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|

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|

Coronavirus Delays IR35 Changes for One Year

IR35 is a set of tax rules introduced in April 2000 designed to tax people working in “disguised employment” through a personal service company as though they are employees.  The concern was that under the then-popular “contractor” model, many people were claiming to be self-employed so [...]

By |2020-07-07T14:32:47+01:00March 20th, 2020|
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