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Among ever changing guidance, the government recently announced a new Job Support Scheme to take effect on 1st November 2020. Originally announced at the end of September, it was extended to support businesses required to close and, as of last week,
The UK Government announced yesterday afternoon (22 October 2020) that government contributions under the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will be increased. Originally, employers were expected to pay up to 33% of the cost of the unworked hours of their
For many businesses and sectors, 30 September 2020 was supposed to be the end date of the plethora of legislative changes brought into force by the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020. Whilst many of us remained optimistic that section 12 of the Act - th
Previously in Scotland, under s.16 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1985 the Sheriff, when determining an order in relation to a child, was expected to consider the views of the child taking into account their age and maturity.  A child of twelve
In March 2020, working from home became much more prevalent very suddenly. As time goes on, it appears it could be the ‘new normal’ for many for a while yet and remains the default position where possible.Given this position may continue for some tim
As a fresh wave of lockdown measures cut across the UK, retail tenants may be experiencing new concerns about how to pay the rent, but another ticking timebomb is the viability of their landlords. Even before the pandemic, the high street was un
The Chancellor has announced that the previously announced Job Support Scheme (see our previous blog on this) will be expanded to support UK businesses required to close due to government coronavirus restrictions.This means that businesses whose prem
Earlier this year, the Chancellor announced that employers would be able to claim a ‘Job Retention Bonus’ of £1,000 for furloughed employees who remained in employment in January 2021. The government has now published further guidance on who is eligi
Last week, the Chancellor announced a new ‘Job Support Scheme’ to support the retention of jobs once the existing furlough scheme ends on 31st October 2020. Detailed guidance on the new scheme is yet to be published, but the government has produced a
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In June the Scottish Government published guidance for the hospitality and tourism sector on its website.Updated frequently, it covers a range of Covid-19 issues affecting the licensed trade. It had no statutory backing until a revision on
I am currently working in the firm’s litigation department and last week I made my first court appearance. Throughout university, I have always had a fairly good idea that I would like to be a court lawyer so this was a moment I have been looking for