COVID-19 - Impact on commerical contracts - Part 2
Since publishing our first article about the impact of Covid-19 on commercial contracts the Government has published the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill, which is set to bring in a number of sweeping changes to UK insolvency law.
Two weeks ago on 18th May 2020, the Government’s controversial Immigration Bill was voted through the House of Commons, reminding us that, despite the industry being in the grip of a global pandemic, it still needs to prepare for the future and a new immigration landscape.
Similar to purchasing the latest bit of tech, where no sooner do you leave the shop (when at least they were open) a new model is released rendering yours almost obsolete, the same could be said of the ever changing landscape surrounding the response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Amid the early stages of the coronavirus epidemic, Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, published the Government’s housing strategy document which announced the intention to introduce wide ranging reforms to the planning system and delivery of much needed housing to the communities with the greatest need.
Flexi-Furlough – Get ready for changes to the Job Retention Scheme
After must speculation in the media last week, the Chancellor did not ask employers to make a 20% contribution to the wages of its furloughed employees’ from August 2020; however, there are some changes to the Job Retention Scheme which employers will need to consider – including the introduction of “flexi-furlough” as Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, reports...