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Boris’s Plan for All Ships to be Green!
Week commencing 16 November saw UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announce his 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution in the UK. Understandably, the headlines centred upon the decision to bring forward the deadline for banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars to 2030 and further increases in …More
COVID-19 business interruption test case hits the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court will make a final judgement after the hearing, which starts this week and is expected to last four days, giving some clarity on whether or not business interruption insurers must pay out on COVID-19 claims. Mike Wilson, Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is …More
Update on the Extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Following the Government's recent announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 31 March 2021, HMRC has now published guidance dealing with the requirements of the extended scheme. The main headlines for employers are as follows: The new guidance is incorporated in several documents aimed …More
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extension to March 2021: What you need to know
As we have known for some time, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) was due to end on 31st October 2020. It was to be replaced by the Government's Job Support Scheme (JSS) which, whilst not a replacement for CJRS, was aimed at protecting viable jobs. The JSS would …More
Legal Update: Stamp Duty Land Tax on Commercial Property
These uncertain economic times have prompted many businesses to consider the terms of their property leases. However, amendments to leases often have Stamp Duty Land Tax implications, as our specialist Fiona Phillips considers. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is charged on consideration paid for an acquisition of land and property. …More
Job Support Scheme (JSS): Your latest update…
With the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) just around the corner and the Chancellor's recent announcements on the Job Support Scheme, employers are faced with a raft of matters to consider when it comes to their employees. Here, Nick Wilson, partner in our dedicated employment law …More
Force majeure clauses, contracts and Covid-19: What’s the latest news for businesses?
Marie Kell, Head of our Commercial team, recently recorded an interview where she discusses the key issues above, their implications for businesses and steps she is advising business owners to take in order to protect their contractual position. You can view the interview here or read the key points below. …More
The Job Support Scheme (JSS): What does it mean for employers?
With the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) looming and the introduction of the new Job Support Scheme on the 24th October, employers are faced with a raft of matters to consider when it comes to their employees. Here, Nick Wilson, partner in our dedicated employment law team, …More
Covid-19: What’s next for UK businesses?
There can be no doubt that these are turbulent times for businesses and there has never been a better time to seek out specialist advice. Here, Azher Quyoom, Partner in our dedicated Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Team reviews the journey that we have been on so far, the support schemes …More
Divorce: A changing landscape in financial remedy proceedings
It is possible we are on the cusp of the most radical changes to divorce and the resolution of associated financial issues we have seen for many years. There is a drive to simplify the procedure, reduce costs and in turn help parties move on with their lives. For the …More