Maintaining Customer Records in the wake of COVID19

9th July 2020

To much of the publics’ great relief, the government announced on 23 June 2020 that pubs, bars and restaurants could re-open from 4 July 2020. However, the hospitality sector will have to adapt to a new concept of “normal” when … Continue reading


Adapting commercial premises to the “new normal”

8th July 2020

The lockdown measures designed to contain the spread of COVID-19 forced the closure of all non-essential workplaces, resulting in staff from many industries working from home for a prolonged period for the first time. As the UK eases lockdown measures, … Continue reading


Commercial rent recovery during COVID-19

30th June 2020

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the UK government has published a temporary Code of Practice. This Code will apply until June 2021 and encourages commercial landlords and tenants to work together and support each other when discussing rent payments … Continue reading


Employer Guides: Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Leave)

16th June 2020

Overnight on 12 June 2020, the government released guidance on the two significant changes it is making to the CJRS, namely: permitting furloughed employees to return to work on a “flexible” basis; and tapering the amount of the grant employers … Continue reading


UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill Update

1st June 2020

Designed to give distressed companies breathing space from creditors, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2019-21 was published on 20 May 2020 (“CIGB”) and is being fast tracked. It will introduce into law the following: A new statutory moratorium process. … Continue reading


Future Fund Update

27th May 2020

Future Fund Update The Future Fund, announced by the government on 20 April 2020, opened for applications on 20 May 2020. The aim of the Future Fund is to support innovative UK companies, with good potential, in science, innovation and … Continue reading


Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Now open for applications

4th May 2020

From today (Monday 04 May 2020), accredited lenders are accepting applications for the new Bounce Back Loan (BBL) Scheme, which was introduced by the UK Chancellor on 27 April 2020. The Scheme aims to support smaller businesses by providing them … Continue reading


Bounce Back Loans to support small businesses

28th April 2020

Yesterday (27 April 2020) the UK Chancellor announced a new fast-track loan scheme for small businesses which benefits from a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders. The Bounce Back Loans scheme offers sole traders, micro-firms and entrepreneurs with much needed protection … Continue reading


Break Clauses in Leases: The Impact of Covid-19

28th April 2020

As we all know, the impacts of Covid-19 are reaching far and wide. Where prospective tenants are still going ahead and entering into leases, many are seeking an additional right to break within the next 12 months as a way … Continue reading


Wrongful Trading Laws Suspended

23rd April 2020

On 28 March 2020, the Business Secretary announced that UK insolvency laws, which deal with wrongful trading by company directors, would be temporarily suspended in light of COVID-19. Wrongful trading is an offence under the Insolvency Act 1986, which applies to … Continue reading