12 September 2021 was Disability Awareness Day in the UK, a disability event held to promote aids to independent living for disabled people as well as their contributions to society as a group. There are an estimated 14.1 million people currently living with a disability in the UK.
The Government has announced that it will be bringing an end (of sorts) to the temporary restrictions surrounding a creditor’s ability to present a statutory demand and winding up petition against a corporate debtor. Those restrictions, which were introduced under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 in a response to the Covid 19 pandemic, have been in place since June 2020 and were set to expire on 30 September 2021.
Divorce in the digital age: the rise of technology in simplifying divorce
With Covid-19 shifting most of our lives online, the appetite for legal matters such as divorce to be dealt with in a way that embraces technology has accelerated. A significant step towards this came into force from 13th September 2021 when HMCTS made the final move towards it being compulsory to use the online divorce portal to commence a divorce.
Boyes Turner advises Resonant Group on acquisition of PR business
Thames Valley law firm Boyes Turner has advised Resonant Group on the acquisition of OPEN Health’s PR business. It will be renamed Anthem Public Relations and work alongside Resonant’s existing brands, Bedrock Healthcare Communications and Origins Insights.
Since 1 July 2021, all EU/EEA citizens now need to evidence their immigration status to live and work in the UK. For the vast majority of people this will be through their status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). As such, EU/EEA citizens can no longer rely only on their European passport or nationality identify card to evidence their right to work as this only confirms their nationality and does not confirm the holder’s immigration status. When starting a new job, all EU/EEA nationals must provide evidence of their immigration status in the UK along with their passport.
Meeting the challenges and opportunities of the post pandemic recruitment market
The Covid pandemic and the uncertainty of travel quarantine arrangements has meant that a large majority of the Great British public have been staycationing in the UK this year. Whilst this is a welcome boost for the UK Hospitality industry, many seaside towns across the country have been unable to meet demand with huge queues outside hosteleries and “staff wanted” signs in every pub and restaurant.
As a director of a company in any sector there are many commercial matters to think about. Whilst focussing on developing your business it is easy for the legal framework governing your duties as a director not to be at the forefront of your mind. However, complying with directors’ duties is mandatory for directors of all UK companies and breaching these duties could result in civil and criminal liability as well as disqualification as a director. This article provides an overview of the general duties applicable to directors.