UK IPO Brings ‘Interrupted Days’ To An End

On 27th March 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UK IPO) declared that the 24th March 2020 and all subsequent days would be treated...


Burnley Fan Dismissed By His Employer Due To “White Lives Matter” Banner

The Burnley fan responsible for the “White Lives Matter Burnley” banner, which was flown over the Etihad Stadium on Monday (22nd June) evening during the Burnley and Manchester City match,...


Coronavirus – Why Businesses Considering Making Redundancies Should Start Planning Now

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) set to change at the beginning of August, waves of redundancies are forecast to take place over the coming months, meaning it is...


Coronavirus & Redundancies – What Are My Rights?

With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) set to change at the beginning of August, waves of redundancies are forecast to take place over the coming months, meaning it is...


Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – What Can & Can’t Employees Do Whilst Furloughed?

Under the original rules of furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), it is clear that, prior to 1st July 2020, in order to be eligible to be claimed...


Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Investing 

There is no doubt individuals are becoming more focused on wider issues in society, like, climate change, pollution and the social impact actions can have on people and communities. This...


Continuing Obligation To Disclose Adverse Documents

Castle Water Ltd v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2020] EWHC 1374 (TCC) On 1st January 2019, a pilot scheme for disclosure was introduced in the Business and Property Courts. This...


Updated Workplace Guidance On NHS Test & Trace Scheme

The Government has today updated its workplace guidance on the NHS test and trace scheme. Responsibilities for employers The guidance stresses the responsibilities of employers to keep workplaces as safe...


Further Details Released Regarding Changes To Furlough Scheme

On Friday 12th June, the Government published more detail about the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). The key principles of the furlough scheme from 1st July: Employers...


Practical Steps For Getting Your Retention Money Back

As the country continues to combat the coronavirus, the UK Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on construction buyers to release the £4.5 billion currently being withheld from contractors...


Furlough Cut Off Deadline Will Not Apply To Those Returning To Work From Various Forms Of Parental Leave

The Treasury announced yesterday that parents on statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and parental bereavement leave who return to work in the coming months, will be eligible for the...


Travel Quarantine Rules – Impact On Employers

Those arriving in the UK (or returning to the UK from abroad) on or after 8th June will be required to self-isolate, i.e. they are not allowed to leave the...


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