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The Right to be Safe in an Unsafe World

The Right to be Safe in an Unsafe World Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn As lockdown restrictions begin to relax, and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme crawls towards an eventual conclusion, employees are gradually returning to work across the UK. However, the threat of Coronavirus has not yet been fully quashed and fears of a...
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Flexible Furlough Scheme – Immediate Questions

Flexible Furlough Scheme – Immediate Questions Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn On Saturday morning the government released several updates to their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) guidance following Rishi Sunak’s announcements the previous week. We have sifted through the information to address some of your most immediate questions. Can I place any more employees...
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‘Recovery Roundtables’ Launched for Economic Bounce-Back

‘Recovery Roundtables’ Launched for Economic Bounce-Back Key Contact: Natalie Jones Author: Joe Smith On 8 June 2020, the Government announced that a number of working groups have been launched this week in the hope of providing a strategy for the bounce-back of business and economic growth. The Business Secretary Alok Sharma, who is responsible for heading these...
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Craning Their Necks

Craning Their Necks Key Contact: James Williams Author: Mark Summers Construction’s leaders turn their sights to the post Covid-19 recovery This week the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) – a high-profile organisation which brings together contractors, clients, academics and other key stakeholders in the industry – published its “Roadmap to Recovery”; a detailed set of proposals to guide...
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Update Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Mark Alaszewski  The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (‘CJRS’) is entering its final phases and thanks to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement on Friday we now have a better idea of what the scheme will look like until its withdrawal on 31st October 2020. 10 June 2020 – ‘Cut-Off’...
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Future Fund Opens for Applications

Future Fund Opens for Applications Key Contact: Phil Pugh Author: Chris Doherty Applications for the Future Fund, a £250 million fund to support innovative companies which are facing financing difficulties due to the coronavirus outbreak, have been open since Wednesday 20 May 2020. The Fund has already attracted significant interest, with reports that demand almost immediately surpassed...
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Government working on large business bailout plan

Government working on large business bailout plan Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is developing a bailout package to protect key British firms from going bust due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The so-called “Project Birch” will be targeted towards “viable businesses which have exhausted all options” whose collapse would...
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Borrowing limit to be increased for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

Borrowing limit to be increased for the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty The Government has announced proposals to extend the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS) by raising the borrowing limit. Currently, eligible businesses with turnover of more than £45 million per year can apply for up to...
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Requiring Furloughed Employees to Take Annual Leave

Requiring Furloughed Employees to Take Annual Leave Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author –  Adam McGlynn The government has published new guidance on the interaction between annual leave and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This finally provides an answer to the much-debated question ‘ ‘Can an employer require its workers to use annual leave entitlement while...
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Furlough extended – again

Furlough extended – again Key Contact – Claire Knowles Author –  Rebecca Mahon At lunchtime today Rishi Sunak confirmed that the coronavirus job retention scheme (or “furlough” scheme) will be extended to the end of October. This announcement comes not much more than 24 hours after Boris Johnson announced that if you can’t work from home,...
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