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May 14, 2020

On 12 May 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out a brief update in Parliament on the future of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The scheme was set up on 26 March and supports employers by paying 80% of a furloughed worker’s pay up to a cap of £2,500 per month.

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April 10, 2020

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Ministry of Justice is looking at changing requirements for witnessing wills. At present (and since 1837) a will must be signed by 2 independent witnesses.

To 'deformalise' the signing of wills in the current self-distancing situation,...

April 10, 2020

From 6th April 2020, changes in Employment Law have taken place. The main changes fall into three categories:

  1. Employees will have a right to a written statement of terms and conditions of employment from day 1 of their employment (instead of a written statement prov...

March 30, 2020

The Government has now published further guidance on the application of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

This article provides...

February 27, 2020

From 6 April 2020 there is a new statutory requirement for employers.

Statements of employment (usually the employment contract containing certain prescribed information) will have to be given from day one to all employees and a similar statement to be given to workers....

February 4, 2020

A brief note on what law applies in the Uk from exit day

July 15, 2019

NEWSLETTER


Issue July 2019

SPECIAL EDITION ON IR35 AND EMPLOYMENT STATUS


Your guide on and how to prepare for the IR35 reforms

The tax law reforms to be implemented from 6th April 2020 will have a huge implication for employers in the private sector....

July 6, 2019

The Supreme Court has, for the first time ever, considered the extent to which words can be deleted from a restrictive covenant, while keeping the rest of it intact and enforceable. The Supreme Court's decision on 3rd July 2019 in Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, is a great...

May 21, 2019

No, there is no limit on the compensation that can be awarded in a discrimination claim. Where a claim is successful, if the employment tribunal considers it just and equitable to do so, it can order the respondent to pay compensation to the claimant of an amount corre...

April 2, 2019

1. Right to itemised pay statements extends to workers

From 6 April 2019, the right to an itemised pay statement is extended to workers, not just employees. In addition, where a member of staff's pay varies according to time worked, the employer will have to include on...