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Harassment outside of work; what an employer can do

By Philip Ross

Following the recent football tournament, it became more apparent that people were using social platforms to voice their racist opinions. Despite there being an on-going campaign against fans abusing football…

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Unfair dismissal case won by Claimant who was caught in the pub whilst taking sick leave.

By Georgina Kyriacou

On 11th February 2021, a judge in the employment tribunal ruled that the Claimant, Mr Kane, had been unfairly dismissed after being found outside a social club, having notified his employers he was…

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New powers to tackle unfit directors of dissolved companies

By Arthur Fernandes

On 12th May 2021, the Government announced new powers will be given to insolvency services to allow them to investigate directors personally after a company has been dissolved. The legislation…

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Keeping your dealings with those lawyers limited! How best to avoid disputes in owner managed businesses

By Max Lesser

In owner managed businesses disputes at shareholder/director/partner level arise from a wide number of causes but typically involve disagreements regarding overarching strategy, day-to-day management, exclusion from decision making, putting personal…

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COVID – 19: Can an employee be dismissed for refusing to take the vaccine?

By Zoe Michael

With numbers rising across the Country, the roll out of the vaccine appears to now be paramount in reducing the spread of COVID-19.   Although the first to receive the…

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Expansion of Job Support Scheme

By Georgina Kyriacou

Rishi Sunak has announced the expansion of the Job Support Scheme which is set to commence on the 1 November 2020. The government has agreed to pay 67% of the…

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Chancellor announces ‘Job Support Scheme’

By Georgina Kyriacou

· Chancellor Rishi Sunak has set out plans for the new Job Support Scheme which is due to commence on 1st November 2020. · The scheme will replace the furlough…

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First details of how businesses will share cost of furloughed workers announced.

By Georgina Kyriacou

• Rishi Sunak has announced updated details of the furlough scheme, including how employers will share the cost of the wages of furloughed workers with the government. • From July,…

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UK furlough scheme extended by four months

By Georgina Kyriacou

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the UK Job Retention Scheme will be extended to October, an extra four months. Employers will therefore continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages,…

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Self-Employment Income Support Scheme details released

By Georgina Kyriacou

· HMRC have now updated their guidance on the SEISS scheme. · Under the scheme, if you are eligible, a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trading profits…

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COVID-19 – IMPACT FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

By Katie Froude

Alok Sharma has announced that the government is setting out measures in order to protect High Street shops and companies who are suffering, due to coronavirus, and are under strain…

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Government announces Bounce-back Loans Scheme

By Georgina Kyriacou

• On 27th April, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the new Bounce Back Loans scheme that will provide loans of up to £50,000 to small businesses. • The fast-track finance scheme…

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COVID-19: Can my employer force me to take holiday if I can’t go anywhere?

By Zoe Michael

During these uncertain times, many employees/workers will want to cancel their annual leave as they are unable to go anywhere. This may contradict the commercial needs of an organisation who…

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