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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.
The list of countries being removed from the UK and Scotland’s safe travel lists is ever increasing: the most recent news being that seven Greek Islands are no longer ‘safe’ and travellers will have to quarantine on return.At time of writing, the Sco
From 1st September 2020, the furlough scheme enters its final stages, with employers now having to pay 10% of the furloughed employee’s wages, as well as pension and employer’s national insurance contributions. This will increase to 20% from 1st Octo
As lockdown restrictions are eased and the UK gradually returns to work, health and safety will be a key concern for employers. The Scottish Government’s position is that working at home remains the default where possible, but the opening of retail a
In our previous newsletters we have discussed the furlough scheme (or the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme). We are now entering the last three months of the scheme, in which there will be further changes to how it operates. From the 1st July, employ
HMRC has published new guidance on what to do if you have made an error in a claim under the furlough scheme and claimed too much or too little. There is also new guidance on penalties which apply in cases of overpayment.If an employer has claimed to
Most employers will at this stage be aware of the furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme), which was intended to protect jobs during the ongoing pandemic. However, unfortunately it will not necessarily protect all jobs and increasingly som
We are delighted to share our Chairman, Marie Macdonald’s recent podcast for the ILN. It has been said more than once that these are unprecedented times, almost overnight the world had to adapt to a completely different way of living and working owin
As the Scottish Government eases some of the lockdown restrictions, businesses in the hospitality sector have been able to open outdoor areas, such as beer gardens, from the 6th July 2020 and indoor areas from 15th July. As part of the re-opening the
Further to the recently announced changes to the furlough scheme (see our blog on this), detailed guidance has now been published by the government. In this briefing, we look at some key questions relating to the changes.Which employees are eligible?
As we progress through the government’s route map out of lockdown, phase 2 potentially includes re-opening of non-essential indoor workplaces which are not office based, although the default position will remain working from home. Over the next few m
On Friday 29th May, the Chancellor announced further changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) going forward. Detailed guidance on these changes is still to be published and we understand it is expected on 12th June. At the moment, the k
With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK, you might find yourself having to take time off work. During this time, it is important to know your rights to sick pay if you cannot work due to COVID-19.If you are concerned or want to ensure you