Coronavirus News

A further stay of possession claims: where are we now?
Landlords of residential properties were left feeling aggrieved and thumping their fists on the table following the announcement by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP that the stay on possession proceedings, would be extended for a further 4 weeks
Alternatives to redundancy
With the Coronavirus having an unprecedented effect on the UK economy and the Government’s Job Retention Scheme (“JRS”) coming to an end on 31 October 2020, many employers are faced with the prospect of considering redundancies in order to reduce overheads and save their business.
New legislation passed guarantees statutory redundancy and minimum notice pay will be based on “normal weekly pay” for some
Since the introduction of the job retention scheme (“JRS”) there has been debate surrounding the correct rate of pay to give for employees who are given notice of redundancy while on furlough. This ambiguity has led some employers to pay statutory minimum notice and redundancy at the furlough rate rather than an employee’s usual weekly rate in an attempt to save money.
Coronavirus update: Video-witnessed Wills - what do I need to know?
On 25 July it hit the headlines that video-witnessed Wills will be legalised. The government is set to introduce secondary legislation, amending Wills Act 1837 so that, while Wills must continue to be signed ‘in the presence’ of two witnesses, their presence can be either physical or virtual.
Returning to the office – can you justify it?
As the UK moves out of lockdown, is this the beginning or the end of working from home? Katie Harris discusses whether or not we can all justify returning to the office?
Updating your policies – what needs a review?
Peter Olszewski talks updating your companies policies, what needs a review?
Coronavirus update: Are probate delays under control?
Megan Manganaro talks through the probate delays, caused by coronvirus, being under control...
I know what you (didn't do) this summer...
With the government’s “air bridges” looking a little shaky and Spain being taken off the list as of 26 July 2020, what happens if your employees are caught by the ever changing holiday rules? Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, discusses what employers can do
Chancellor’s Announcement a Boost for Hospitality Sector
The Chancellor yesterday unveiled a package of support to help businesses retain jobs and encourage customers through the door. Acknowledging the importance of the hospitality sector in playing an integral part in getting the economy moving again...
Stamp Duty Land Tax: Update
On 8 July 2020 the Chancellor the Exchequer announced a reduction to the rates of SDLT which apply to the purchase or residential property in England.

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