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No terms, no matter

It remains best practice that you should always incorporate your terms and conditions of business into your dealings with clients, even though it is no longer a mandatory requirement to do so since Regulation 17 of the Conduct Regulations was revoked with effect from 8th May 2016. But sometimes it doesn’t happen. Sometimes clients ask …

No terms, no matter

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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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New insolvency legislation to support UK economic recovery

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“the Act”) introduces major new measures aimed at reinforcing the rescue culture during this period of economic uncertainty. These changes will provide crucial support to the country’s economic recovery and a significant and historic change to insolvency law in the UK These wide-ranging measures are not sectors specific.  …

New insolvency legislation to support UK economic recovery

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How the furlough scheme is changing

What is clear from the Government’s latest announcement is that from August 2020 they will be asking employers to start to share the burden of paying furloughed employees on a staggered basis. What this means in practice is: Up until the end of the July 2020: The Government will continue to pay 80% of wages …

How the furlough scheme is changing

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Lenders reopen for business

When the coronavirus lockdown was announced, several banks and building societies pulled mortgage deals or only offered loans to those with large deposits to move away from riskier lending. Just last week Nationwide, Halifax, Virgin and Santander lifted restrictions to make it easier for people to qualify for a loan. Nationwide stopped offering deals above …

Lenders reopen for business

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A limited breather for directors of UK companies

Click to download a PDF version of this article. Temporary Suspension of Wrongful Trading until 31 May 2020: a limited breather for directors of UK companies In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the UK Government announced on 28 March 2020 that it intends to amend insolvency law to suspend the offence of wrongful trading by …

A limited breather for directors of UK companies

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