Coronavirus News

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.
Business Support and Insolvency: Summer Edition
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.
PODCAST: The Coronavirus contact tracing app and the trust debate
Mark Blunden, head of commercial & technology discusses with Professor Mark Bishop, the societal and privacy challenges that surround the planned contact tracing app...
COVID-19, Immigration and the Future…
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.
Rooftop Development: Legal Issues
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...
NHSX Contact Tracing App and Data Protection Principles
NHSX is a Government unit founded a year ago with responsibility for setting national policy and developing best practice for National Health Service technology, digital and data, including data sharing and transparency.
The importance of having a coaching culture in times of uncertainty
Boyes Turner HR Solutions offers coaching because we believe that coaching is a power tool that expands the potential of organisations...
Homemade D.I.Y Wills: Why you shouldn’t ‘Do It Yourself’ even during the pandemic
D.I.Y Wills are cheap and easy to find, making them an attractive option for those who may not wish to incur the expense of legal fees by involving a solicitor, or discuss personal family matters such a family breakdowns.
Returning to work – Managing your workforces’ health and safety
As lockdown eases, more employers will be considering how they can safely allow their employees to return to work. Emma O'Connor talks us through how to manage your workforces' health and safety

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