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Monday 26th October 2020
Job Support Scheme – Open Scheme Update
On 22 October, the Chancellor announced that there had been changes to the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) in order to further help businesses keep on staff. The announcement has seen an increase in the amount of support available to employers compared to those discussed in our previous article.
What are the changes?
The changes are as follows:
Friday 23rd October 2020
In a bid to support economic recovery, the government announced on 22 October 2020, that businesses in high or very high alert coronavirus areas (tier 2 and tier 3) could be eligible for additional cash grants with an estimated 150,000 businesses in the hospitality and leisure sector set to benefit from the proposal.
This announcement comes after the recent “tier system” was...
Friday 9th October 2020
On 18 September 2020, the government published their full response to the 2019 Corporate Transparency and Register Reform Consultation. The report details reform proposals to increase corporate transparency in the UK and give businesses and individuals’ greater confidence when entering transactions with companies by increasing the reliability of the data showing who owns a corporate...
Friday 9th October 2020
Will you actually save money?
One of the main reasons for preparing your own Will is to avoid incurring the costs of either a solicitor, a Will writer or an online service provider.
You might save money up front, compared with using a professional service, but if you get anything wrong, you could be storing up costly complications for your family and friends to resolve, when they come to put...
Tuesday 29th September 2020
On 24 September 2020, the Chancellor announced the new Job Support Scheme which will replace furlough, starting from 1 November 2020, and run for six months until April 2021.
The Scheme is designed to protect viable jobs in businesses facing lower demand due to COVID-19. The employer continues to pay its employee for the time they work, but the financial burden of hours not worked will be...
Monday 28th September 2020
Further to a blog we posted in July 2020 on the subject of witnessing Wills by video link, a Statutory Instrument (SI) has now been laid before Parliament, which will come into force on 28 September 2020. The effect of this will be to change the requirements for witnessing Wills to allow witnessing by video link. This will apply to all Wills made between 31 January 2020 and 31 January 2021.
Friday 25th September 2020
Many people are aware that a Will is important; but most people do not have one and don’t appreciate why it is as important as it is, both legally and emotionally for both you and those you leave behind.
You care about your loved ones
A Will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die – without a Will the process can be more time-consuming...
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
In recognising the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on businesses, Companies House introduced easement measures in April 2020 to relieve companies of filing and administrative burdens. One of the temporary measures suspended the compulsory strike off process.
However, from 10 October 2020, Companies House will resume the compulsory strike off process where they believe a company is...
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