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The Extended Furlough Scheme - It's getting more complicated!

Marina Vincent
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When you have asked lawyers about the extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – the Furlough Scheme – you must forgive us if we could not answer all your questions.  Although the extended scheme has been operating since 1 November 2020,...

Job Retention Bonus - every little helps

Marina Vincent
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This Government Bonus is worth £1,000 per qualifying employee, and whilst it may not be a huge amount, it is additional funding in difficult times. For each employee you have furloughed and kept on at the end of the furlough scheme, and still in your...

The Job Support Scheme - all change!

Marina Vincent
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On the Job Support Scheme was unveiled at the end of September, and I posted an article regarding the Job support Scheme on our website https://www.haroldbenjamin.com/site/blog/hb-legal-updates/goodbye-furlough-hello-the-job-support-scheme-and-new-fines ...

Getting Redundancies Right

Marina Vincent
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Sadly, as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions and the end of the furlough scheme, some employers are going to have to make redundancies. For an employer, it is important to get the process right. Getting it wrong could result in a successful unfair...

Goodbye Furlough - Hello the Job Support Scheme ....... And new fines

Marina Vincent
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The furlough scheme expires at the end of October – so where do we go from here? The Government is replacing the furlough scheme with the Job Support Scheme to try to protect viable jobs. If your business needs staff part time, and you have enough...

Business Interruption Insurance - FCA Covid Test Case Update

Jeremy Lederman
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It is well known that numerous businesses made claims on their insurance policies for business interruption as a result of Covid-19 and the restrictions placed on businesses arising from that, that insurers contested such claims and that the Financial ...

Leaving a Gift to a Charity in your Will

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The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of charity more than ever. Charities play a hugely significant role in helping vulnerable people and rely on the good will of ordinary people to raise funds. At present around one third of all donations...

Opportunities for change - How landlords and tenants can repurpose their premises under the new Use Classes Order

Davina Puran
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The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 01 September 2020 and amends the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (‘Use Classes Order’). The changes will provide...

What is the Residence Nil Rate Band and how can it benefit you?

Priyankaa Patel
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The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) enables certain individuals to leave more of their estate to their direct descendants, by increasing the amount of the estate that is taxed at 0% from up to £325,000 to up to £500,000 Rules that allow these...

Post-Brexit Points Based Immigration System - Introduction for employers

Shamaila Khan
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From 1st January 2021, free movement for EU nationals will end and a new points-based immigration system will come in. The main change of the new system is that it will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and significantly change the way in which migrants...

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