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Health and safety risks in the COVID-secure workplace

As the national lockdown eases and more people return to work, the government has published guidance to “help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely” in the COVID-...
Chris Salmon
Chris Salmon
Quittance Legal Services
Posted on: 15.07.20
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Bill to allow al-fresco drinking and dining welcomed by hospitality industry

With many hospitality businesses hanging by a thread, a new government bill to enable al-fresco dining and drinking is very welcome. A Business and Planning Bill is being published by ministers today...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 25.06.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme update – ‘flexible’ furloughing and reducing government contributions

On 12 June the Government issued new guidance on the forthcoming changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which will introduce a ‘flexible’ furlough scheme and reducing government...
Katherine Anderson
Katherine Anderson
3PB Barristers
Posted on: 16.06.20
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Insolvency as an option: what might it offer me and my business?
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For those outside the insolvency profession, insolvency or bankruptcy can be viewed as a fundamentally negative thing; however, for those within the profession we know that it can provide respite for...
Joanne Rumley
Joanne Rumley
Posted on: 20.05.20
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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed employees – key questions answered

Can a former employee dismissed for COVID-19 reasons be furloughed? Can we ask people to take holiday during the furlough period? Answers to these key questions and more for employers moving to take...
Julian Hemming
Julian Hemming
Osborne Clarke
Posted on: 06.04.20
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Coronavirus: What are the proposed accelerated restructuring reforms?

Partner in Thrings’ Restructuring and Insolvency team, Mark Cullingford, looks at what we can expect from the Government’s plans to bring forward reforms to insolvency laws in a bid to help...
Mark Cullingford
Mark Cullingford
Thrings
Posted on: 02.04.20
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Which employees can I furlough and how does the furloughing process work?

If a business has several employees carrying out similar roles in respect of the types of employees whom they wish to keep working during the coronavirus pandemic, how do they select who to furlough?
Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke
3PB Barristers
Posted on: 30.03.20
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Business West responds to changes to insolvency laws

phil_smith_-_managing_director_-_business_west_1.jpg Commenting on Business Secretary Alok Sharma’s announcement on the relaxation of the insolvency rules, Business West Managing Director Phil Smith...
Kye Parkin
Kye Parkin
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.20
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Further measures to help British businesses through coronavirus announced

Indications of just how serious the coronavirus pandemic is threatening the survival of many British businesses became evident today. As deaths from the virus reached 1,028 in the UK, the government...
Ian Mean
Ian Mean
Business West
Posted on: 28.03.20
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