A Guide to Furlough: FAQs about furloughing staff during COVID-19

23rd April 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “Furlough Scheme”) is up and running and employers can now submit their claims for reimbursement from HMRC through the online portal. On 12 June 2020, the government released guidance on the significant changes it … Continue reading

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New Future Fund to support innovative UK businesses

22nd April 2020

On 20 April 2020 government announced that it is to establish a new Future Fund scheme to support the UK’s innovative businesses currently affected by Covid-19. Innovative businesses have been unable to access other government business financial support programmes, because … Continue reading

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Coronavirus in the workplace – The useful links

14th April 2020

Coronavirus in the workplace – The useful links: From the Government For businesses HMRC Guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme and furlough: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme   Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Webinar   A step by step guide for … Continue reading

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Will furloughed employees be on holiday over the Easter weekend?

9th April 2020

Will furloughed employees be on holiday over the Easter weekend? The bank holiday is finally upon us… For those with furlough arrangements in place, this may be more cause for a headache than the usual hurrah with the current ambiguity … Continue reading

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COVID19 and the UK IPO

9th April 2020

The UK Intellectual Property Office (“UK IPO”) is the central registry in the UK responsible for dealing with trade mark, design right and patent applications. The UK IPO has confirmed in a recent update that examination reports for UK trade … Continue reading

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COVID19 and Data Protection

8th April 2020

The Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) have issued a statement regarding the recent COVID19 outbreak and the impact on the UK’s data protection regime. Many businesses may be required to spend the majority of their time dealing with the consequences of … Continue reading

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Supporting our clients through COVID-19: Free chats, fixed fees and furlough leave agreements

30th March 2020

We’ve been thinking long and hard about the best way to support our clients through this unprecedented and unpredictable time. If you are an employer struggling to get your head around the pithily titled “Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” and the … Continue reading

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Employment Update – Spring 2020

25th March 2020

These are unprecedented and turbulent times for businesses and individuals alike.  If you have any queries or would just like to talk through any of the issues your business is experiencing at the moment please do pick up the phone … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Quarantines and effects on Commercial Contracts

13th March 2020

The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused disruption across the globe. Most people will be aware of the tragic statistics relating to hospitalisation and death. However, the long term economic impacts on businesses are yet to be assessed. So … Continue reading

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Will coronavirus make flexible working go viral?

11th March 2020

Whether it spreads or not, the coronavirus “bug” is already everywhere and, irrespective of whether you consider it mass hysteria or sensible precaution, the challenges it presents are real. If an employee is advised to self-isolate, they will not be … Continue reading

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