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Employment

Job Retention Bonus Scheme and Notice

Rishi Sunak has just issued the summer statement and has outlined details of a job retention bonus scheme.  Guidance is to be issued by 31 July, which I suspect means in practice 5.00 pm 31 July 2020. The requirements of the scheme seem to be quite simple.

Employment

FFS yet more guidance

On 12 June 2020, HM Revenue and Customs published further updates to the official guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The updated guidance now includes details of how the scheme is to be wound down between July and October this year, as announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 29 May.

Employment

The Four Day Week – A Post Pandemic Answer?

There’s a growing body of opinion amongst leaders of countries and corporations that a four-day week may well be the answer to a phased return to work. New Zealand’s impressive PM, Jacinda Ardern, discussed the option during a recent Facebook live broadcast. Specifically referencing the need to boost the tourism sector she identified that 60% of the industry’s income was generated by locals.

Wills, Probate & Trust

Tax Planning and Coronavirus

Tax planning during lockdown might seem like a strange concept, but if you are fortunate enough to be in the position of having surplus income or capital, now might actually be a key time to consider your position.

Employment

Holiday Rights and Pay during Coronavirus

The Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy has published guidance on Wednesday 13 May about holiday entitlement.  It is guidance and subject to interpretation by the Courts but as I happen to agree with it, I venture to suggest it is good guidance. 

Employment

Preparing for the new normal – Furlough, Collective Consultation and Redundancy

The Government’s job retention scheme is due to end on 30 June 2020. Employees can be subject to notice whilst on furlough.  In previous postings I have indicated they are probably entitled to full pay, albeit there is a counter argument, with the employer recouping furlough monies from HMRC.

Employment

Webinar: Furlough for Employers with Robert Gibson, Senior Partner

In this Webinar, NE1 welcomes Robert Gibson, Senior Partner at Samuel Phillips to discuss the legal implications of the Furlough Scheme from an employer's perspective alongside highlighting common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Employment

Health and Safety and Business Re-starts after COVID 19

In today’s vlog, Robert Gibson turns our attention, not just to his relaxation of formal wear (!), but to what businesses need to do to prepare when lockdown is eventually lifted by the government. There is much speculation as to when restrictions are likely to be lifted and when they are lifted, how that will take place. Now that businesses have got over the shock of furloughing their staff and the new "normal" routine is actually starting to feel normal, what better time to take stock, plan and prepare the re-starting of your business?

Employment

Furlough, Risks, Pitfalls and Sanctions

In today’s vlog, Robert Gibson talks about enforcement in the context of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Family Law

COVID-19 Outbreak and Divorce: What happens now?

The COVID19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has, in some cases, had a detrimental effect on many relationships as couples are forced to spend time together 24/7. For those going through a divorce, or considering a divorce, Jenny Goldstein and Sarah Ward of  Samuel Phillips Law, answer your questions as to how the COVID19 outbreak is affecting proceedings and should you be going through a relationship breakdown, what your options are during this time.

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