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Free Webinar: Furlough has ended – what next for employers?

It is just under a week since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ended on 30th September 2021 and it is expected that this will have a significant impact on employers and employees as they adjust to life after furlough. Since last Friday, 1st October, employers will have to retain all employees who were previously on …

Social Care Reforms – the Truth Behind the Headlines

Claire Carberry, Private Client Solicitor comments on the proposed reforms to the Social Care system. I don’t think anyone is in any doubt that the current care system needs to be reformed. In the grand scheme of things, its not that long since the ‘Welfare State’ was introduced to post-war Britain, bringing with it the …

What Next for Employees Following Furlough?

Nigel Targett, Employment Partner at Coole Bevis, comments on the ending of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will end on 1 October 2021, and it is expected that this will have a significant impact on both employers and employees as they adjust to life after furlough. From 1 October, …

No Fault Divorce – The Amicable Split

In 2022, the archaic divorce system, that has been place in this country since the 1970’s is going to be replaced with a new law fit for the 21st century. Under the current law those couples who have not been separated for 2 years or more have no choice but to blame or criticise the …

If We Divorce, Do We Have To Go To Court?

A divorce in the jurisdiction of England and Wales is a formal set of legal proceedings and involves an application to the Family court, in the form of a divorce petition. The vast majority of divorces proceed on what is known as an undefended basis. In essence, this means that it is agreed that the …

Why Pensions Are Important

In many divorces, pensions are often the most valuable asset that exists after the family home. For this reason it is extremely important to ensure that any proposed financial settlement reflects their significance. Whilst there a number of ways that pensions can be distributed as a part of a divorce settlement, the 2 most common …

How to Resolve Your Family Dispute – The Alternatives to Mediation

In last month’s article I considered the benefits of mediation. Whilst mediation is likely to be the swiftest and most cost effective way forwards in finding a resolution to your family dispute it is not always suitable or appropriate. If for whatever reason mediation is not possible, then there are a number of alternatives including: …

What Is A Pre-Nuptial Agreement and Should I Get One?

A prenuptial agreement is a document made prior to marriage setting out the couple’s intentions as to the ownership of assets, liabilities, incomes and inheritances (including those that are yet to be received) and how these will be divided in the event that the marriage breaks down. It is important to appreciate that whilst an …

Update On The Impact Of Coronavirus On Employment

CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME This was supposed to end on 31 October and be replaced by the Job Support Scheme, due to come into effect on 1 November. However, following the announcement of lockdown 2.0 the Government has decided to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] until 1 December. Under the extended scheme employees …

Job Support Scheme from 1 November

To offer further and additional support to viable UK employers who face lower demand due to COVID-19, and to help retain their employees, the government will be introducing a new Job Support Scheme from 1 November 2020. Employees must work a minimum of 33% of their usual hours. For each hour that the employee does …

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