Tag Archives: CoronaVirus

Coronavirus lockdown Loosens: Government Announces Relaxation of Restrictions

Boris Johnson has announced a relaxation of the current regime of lockdown restrictions from Saturday 4 July when: pubs and restaurants can reopen; hairdressers and barbers can reopen; two households can meet in any setting with appropriate social distancing; some …

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Coronavirus – The Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships may not achieve its purpose

The Government has published a new code of practice that is intended to provide guidance for landlords and tenants to encourage a swift economic recovery. The Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships During the Covid-19 Pandemic will be welcomed …

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Is the post COVID-19 world a cashless one?

The start of lockdown in March saw the use of cash in the UK halve in a matter of days. This was spurred by the closure of shops, an increase in online sales, a shift to contactless payments and concerns …

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FURLOUGH SCHEME: TODAY IS DEADLINE for furloughing employees

Midnight tonight, Wednesday 10 June 2020, is the last possible opportunity for employers to agree with their employee/s that they are going onto furlough immediately  if they have not been previously furloughed – with the new exception of parents returning …

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Coronavirus FURLOUGH SCHEME: FINAL COUNTDOWN FOR furloughing

Midnight tonight, Wednesday 10 June 2020,  is the last possible opportunity for employers to place new employees onto the furlough scheme. The scheme is closing to new entrants, i.e. employees who have not yet been furloughed, on 30 June 2020. …

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Sport, Coronavirus and Employment Law

Health and safety First and foremost, in most people’s minds, will be the health and safety of employees and participants. Sports venue owners owe health and safety duties to anyone using their  premises, but here we concentrate on the duties …

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Coronavirus and D&O insurance policies – will we see an increase in claims?

The decisions made and actions taken, or not taken, by companies and their directors in response to the COVID-19 crisis are being intensely scrutinised by regulators, shareholders, and creditors alike. It is anticipated that some businesses may face claims relating …

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Coronavirus & Flexible Furlough: Changes to the Job Retention Scheme

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 August 2020. In June and July, the Scheme will continue as before, with the Government covering 80% of the cost of furloughed employees’ …

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Coronavirus FURLOUGH SCHEME: THE CLOCK IS TICKING

Wednesday 10 June 202 is the last possible opportunity for employers to place new employees onto the furlough scheme. The scheme is closing to new entrants, i.e. employees who have not yet been furloughed, on 30 June 2020. From that …

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Coronavirus Recovery: an overview of The UK Government’s phased strategy

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 May regarding the first steps out of the lockdown  the Government has now published detailed guidance called  “Our Plan to Rebuild: The UK Government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy.” This sets out three distinct phases …

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