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Coronavirus Future Fund open to applications

Coronavirus Future Fund open to applications

The Future Fund, which offers convertible loans of between £125,000 and £5 million to innovative companies facing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has opened. The fund is designed to support UK-based companies that have acquired at least equal match funding from private investors. Aimed specifically at businesses that typically rely on…

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May 21, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19

New Coronavirus insolvency legislation proposed

New Coronavirus insolvency legislation proposed

The Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill (the Bill) has been introduced in Parliament to support businesses that are struggling as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Bill includes six new insolvency and two corporate governance measures that seek to address the challenges that businesses are facing. The Bill includes: A new moratorium to give…

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May 21, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Dispute Resolution

Acas launches new guidance on mental health in the workplace during COVID-19

Acas launches new guidance on mental health in the workplace during COVID-19

Acas has published new guidance to help businesses manage mental health in the workplace during the current pandemic. It comes after a new Acas-commissioned YouGov survey found that nearly two out of five employees working from home felt stressed, anxious or experienced mental health difficulties. To help you manage your team’s wellbeing during this crisis,…

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May 21, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

COVID-19 – An assessment of safe working arrangements

COVID-19 – An assessment of safe working arrangements

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, businesses must assess how their work environment and arrangements can be made safe for employees and visitors. In response to the Government guidance, we have put together guidelines on the steps you may need to take as a business to provide safe working arrangements. COVID-19 risk assessment All…

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May 18, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

House moves and viewings can begin again in England

House moves and viewings can begin again in England

The Government has issued new guidance for England that will allow house moves and viewings to begin again from 13 May 2020. Under the previous Government guidance, buyers and renters had been asked to delay moving home and estate agents had been asked not to conduct viewings while the “stay at home” advice was in…

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May 15, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Property

Government expands Access to Work scheme to help disabled employees work from home

Government expands Access to Work scheme to help disabled employees work from home

The Government’s Access to Work scheme has been expanded to include support for disabled staff that need to work from home.

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May 12, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended until October

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) extended until October

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until the end of October, with no changes until the end of July when employers currently using the scheme will be able to bring back furloughed employees part time. From August, the Government has said that furloughed workers will…

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May 12, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

“Covid Secure” practical workplace guidance for employers

“Covid Secure” practical workplace guidance for employers

The Covid Secure guidance published by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (DBEIS), covers workplaces that can re-open this week, as well as some the Government hopes will reopen on 1 June 2020: Construction and outdoor work Factories, plants and warehouses Homes Labs and research facilities Offices and contact centres Restaurants offering takeaway…

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May 12, 2020
Posted in Blog, covid-19, Employment

Frequently Asked Residential Property Questions during the COVID-19 crisis

Frequently Asked Residential Property Questions during the COVID-19 crisis

The UK residential property sector has been adversely affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and landlords and tenants may wonder where they stand. To assist tenants and landlords, the Government has introduced several temporary changes to legislation and issued a lot of guidance that attempts to cover a number of scenarios. However, many tenants and…

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May 12, 2020
Posted in covid-19, Property

Over £2 billion in Bounce Back Loans approved on day one, official figures show

Over £2 billion in Bounce Back Loans approved on day one, official figures show

More than £2 billion of Bounce Back Loans were approved on day one of the scheme, official figures have revealed.

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May 11, 2020
Posted in Blog, Commercial, covid-19