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IR35 – May the force be with you

“IR35” – it could almost be mistaken for a character from the latest Star Wars film, and whilst IR35 is not a new concept, it will be hitting the private sector in 2021*. If your business currently engages consultants or contractors operating as part of a personal service company, this is a premiere that you …

IR35 – May the force be with you

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Brexit deal or no deal.

What happens to enforcement of English Judgments across Europe due to Brexit? So while the negotiations continue and it’s far from certain what the new world looks like in January, it might be worth knowing that any proceedings issued in England prior to the end of the year will be covered by the Brussels Regulation …

Brexit deal or no deal.

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Which small businesses have a good chance of surviving the pandemic?

As early as in April this year, the Federation of Small Businesses (Britain’s largest employers’ group) conducted a survey of 5000 companies to see how the present pandemic and subsequent economic crisis would affect small businesses. It revealed that at the time of the survey, one in three companies had temporarily shut down during the …

Which small businesses have a good chance of surviving the pandemic?

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The ‘F’ Word: A note on Furlough from Mark Fellows.

A business contact of mine recently posed the question what name they should give to a hamster they had recently purchased. Without any hesitation, I suggested ‘Furlough’. As an employment lawyer, this tells you what word is at the forefront of my mind. I think I have used the word ‘furlough’ more times this year …

The ‘F’ Word: A note on Furlough from Mark Fellows.

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The Job Retention Scheme extended until December 2020.

The Government’s u-turn in respect of a national lockdown may have come as unwelcome news but for some it has come with the welcome side effect that the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (aka the Furlough scheme) has been extended until December. The Government’s Job retention scheme (Furlough) was due to end on 31 October …

The Job Retention Scheme extended until December 2020.

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Coronavirus Act 2020 & The Implications on Landlords & Tenants

The last six months have been challenging for most.  Tenants have especially faced difficulty whereby they have been unable to meet rental payments. The Government has therefore issued guidance with the primary purpose being to protect private and social tenants by delaying when landlords can issue proceedings to evict. The Coronavirus Act 2020 (‘the Act’) …

Coronavirus Act 2020 & The Implications on Landlords & Tenants

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