Tag Archives: COVID-19

Update on changes to Covid-19 temporary insolvency law measures

The temporary insolvency restrictions protections introduced in 2020 after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic are being significantly eased and replaced by new targeted measures to support, in particular, small businesses and commercial tenants. The UK Government have introduced changes …

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Can employers insist their staff are vaccinated?

With vaccines very much in the news due to the recent stories around ‘Strictly’ dancers and professional footballers refusing to get vaccinated, Employment Associate Patrick Kilgallon explores the issues and concerns that employers need to consider, including mandatory vaccination policies, …

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How can Employers avoid conflict and potential discrimination claims when workplace social distancing rules are eased?

The Government is expected to announce this week that employers will no longer need to follow social distancing guidelines, including the wearing of facemasks in the workplace and the requirement to work from home. Employers will be need to adopt …

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Furlough changes from 1 July 2021: A REMINDER

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), employers who have furloughed employees can currently claim 80% of employees’ wages (up to a cap of £2,500 per employee per month) from the government. Some employers may choose to top up employees’ …

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Visiting our offices: COVID-19 guidance

If you have an appointment and are feeling unwell with any COVID-19 symptoms you should not attend our offices for your scheduled meeting. If you are categorised as clinically vulnerable, are self-isolating (or have been requested to do so) or …

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‘Pandemic, Professions and Progression’: the impact of COVID upon working women 

Join our panel as they discuss ‘Pandemic, Professions and Progression: the impact of COVID upon working women’. Chaired by Collyer Bristow Partner Tania Goodman the panel for this webinar, recorded in February 2021, features Amy Hambleton (RedLaw Recruitment) Maria Hind …

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Regulating Remotely

In this webinar members of our Financial Services group explore the various issues caused by remote working that financial services firms face. A mass return to the workplace may be many months away. Working from the home office is now …

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Coronavirus Update: Furlough extended until 31 March 2021

The furlough scheme was due to end on 31 October 2020 and extended to 2 December 2020. The Chancellor has just announced that it will be extended further to 31 March 2021 and reviewed again in January. On the plus …

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What the FCA’s business interruption case means for your business

In June 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority initiated a claim against eight defendant insurers, seeking to answer the question of whether business interruption losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic are covered under certain insurance policies. The regulator adopted an impressive …

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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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