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Thursday 10th December 2020
Employers frequently decide to open negotiations over the termination of employment. For instance, there may be a possible redundancy situation or a performance problem, and the employer may prefer agreeing the termination of employment on mutually acceptable terms to implementing formal procedure. However, such discussions are not without risk.
Many people incorrectly believe that all...
Project Speed: Will accelerating infrastructure projects see a drift towards poorer quality developments?
Thursday 10th December 2020
In an effort to revive and reenergise the declining footfall throughout high streets and town centres, the government has introduced new use classes and permitted development rights (‘PDRs’) as part of an initiative titled ‘Project Speed’. These changes have been designed to reduce the ‘red tape’ and unnecessary bureaucracy facing commercial property owners...
Monday 30th November 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government brought in restrictions to try to slow the spread of the virus, which included the mandatory closure of many businesses, including much of the hospitality industry.
Given the financial losses caused by such closures, many businesses sought to claim from their business interruption insurance. However, many insurers took the stance that these...
Thursday 19th November 2020
The ongoing theme of bringing about reform to the legislation in the world of family law resumed last week, following the publication of a new, pioneering report. The Family Solutions Group, led by Mr Justice Cobb, published its report entitled “What about me? – Reframing Support for Families following Parental Separation”.
The key objective of this report was to focus on...
Tuesday 17th November 2020
The Chancellor has recently announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, as discussed in our previous article, will now be extended across the UK until 30 April 2021. Guidance on how the scheme would operate during this extension was published on 10 November.
What are the key changes?
The new guidance confirms that employers are able to furlough employees who are unable to...
Thursday 5th November 2020
Executors are those named in a Will who are responsible for administering the estate of someone who passes away. This is a hugely responsible role and it is well worth giving careful thought and consideration as to who you think will have the ability, time, and is willing to accept the responsibility of this role.
What surprises most people is that you do not need the consent...
Monday 2nd November 2020
On 31 October 2020, the government announced the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to end that same day, as part of the new month-long lockdown in England set to start on 5 November 2020.
Who is eligible?
Employers of any size, whether charitable or non-charitable, will be eligible for the scheme which will continue for another month. Officials say...
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...
Tuesday 13th October 2020
Julian Sampson, Partner and Head of Lending at TWM Solicitors, comments in an article by Mortgage Introducer.
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