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COVID-19 & The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Previously we were advised that an employer could only reclaim 80% of the employee’s basic salary.  However, this has now changed and an employer can reclaim 80% of basic salary and compulsory commission.  By compulsory commission it is presumed that this is meant contractual commission. 

COVID-19 & Government Assistance for Businesses

By Rowena Birch The government has announced a huge package of measures aimed at helping businesses and individuals to survive financially during the pandemic crisis.  Here is a summary of the key measures available. Business Rates Retail,...

COVID-19 & Advice for Commercial Tenants

The effects of the various measures introduced by the government to try to limit the spread of COVID-19 are being felt keenly by businesses up and down the country. Forced closure of business premises and social distancing orders will be dramatically...

COVID-19 & Advice for Commercial Landlords

The measures ordered by the government to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching and are having dramatic effects on all individuals and businesses up and down the country.  As a landlord of a commercial property, how can you expect to be affected...

COVID-19 & JCT Construction Contracts

By Rebecca Bailey , 2nd of April 2020 At the date of writing, the UK Government has not enforced a closure on construction sites and many contractors are currently keeping their sites open.  Matters are changing on a daily basis and there are...

COVID-19 - Safety Advice for those at risk of domestic abuse

We all know that the measures announced over the last few weeks have had a significant impact on people’s day to day lives however they are essential to beating COVID-19 and protecting the NHS.                ...

COVID-19 - How will Coronavirus affect the agricultural sector?

Farming businesses are hugely affected by the rapid spread of coronavirus and you need to think and act quickly to find ways in which to tackle the impact of the virus on your business.  It is vital that adequate measures are in place to ensure...

COVID-19 & Moving House During Lockdown

The Government’s latest guidance for home movers has been issued.

They advise that there is no need to withdraw from transactions but during this time of “stay at home” advice, we must all prioritise public health and the protection of ourselves and others.

Coronavirus Act 2020- Clarification on Furlough Leave

By Angela West In our article yesterday we confirmed that the Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent, but given that the legislation had been pushed through in just over a week, there were many outstanding questions as to how the Coronavirus Job...

COVID-19 & Financial Settlements

Many of our clients have been asking what the financial implications of COVID-19 are on their financial settlements. We have put together some useful advice and information at this uncertain time.

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