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Employment Update

Breaking News: Furlough Extended to March 2021

Breaking News: Furlough Extended to March 2021 Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon The Chancellor has just finished speaking in Parliament. In a dramatic announcement, he has confirmed that the furlough scheme will be extended to 31 March 2021. The Chancellor’s message was quite straight forward. The Bank of England are predicting a slow...
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Coronavirus Job Support Scheme – Annual Leave Explained

The postponement of the Job Support Scheme now means that employers have an extra month to prepare until December. We explore how annual leave treatment under this scheme differs from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
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Employment Update

Furlough Extended UK Wide

Furlough Extended UK Wide Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon On Saturday night, Boris Johnson announced that there will be a 4-week lockdown in England from 00.01 on Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. After weeks of preparation for the JSS Open and Closed, which were due to start today, he also announced...
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Understanding the COVID Alert Levels

Understanding the COVID Alert Levels Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn The Prime Minister has announced a new three-tiered system of local COVID alert levels which take effect in England from Wednesday 14 October 2020. The rationale behind this reform is to simplify and standardise Coronavirus rules and restrictions following rising infection rates and...
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COVID-19 Support: New Support Announced for Businesses in Wales

COVID-19 Support: New Support Announced for Businesses in Wales Key Contact: Christian Farrow Author: Chris Doherty The Welsh Government has announced two new schemes which will offer a total of £140 million in grants to support Welsh businesses impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. The new schemes have been introduced following a series of “local lockdowns”...
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Employment Update

Winter Economy is Coming: The Job Support Scheme Announced!

Winter Economy is Coming: The Job Support Scheme Announced! Key Contact: Claire Knowles Author: Adam McGlynn As the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Retention Scheme) fast approaches on 31 October, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced its successor as part of his Winter Economy Address. The new Job Support Scheme...
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LEGAL UPDATE: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – Times Extended

LEGAL UPDATE – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 – Times Extended Key contact: Hugh Hitchcock Authors: Hannah Jones & Michael Hinder HMG yesterday (24.9.20) brought into force a new statutory instrument to extend the operation of several COVID-19 related restrictions and measures that were enacted in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. A...
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Security for Costs and COVID-19: International Pipeline Products Limited v IK UK Limited & Others

Security for Costs and COVID-19: International Pipeline Products Limited v IK UK Limited & Others Key Contact: Hugh Hitchcock Author: William Rees Security For Costs An order for security for costs offers a party (usually a defendant) protection from the risk of their opponent engaging them in costly proceedings but not being able to pay...
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Summer statement 2020 – a quick look at the Chancellor’s key employment-related points

Summer statement 2020 – a quick look at the Chancellor’s key employment-related points Key contact: Claire Knowles Author: Rebecca Mahon Britain has now entered the second phase of the Government’s economic response to the coronavirus crisis. At lunchtime yesterday, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his summer statement. In his opening remarks, he confirmed he would...
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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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