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Holiday accrual during unpaid leave or furlough

There have been many questions arising as a result of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] otherwise known as the Furlough Scheme. Employers and employees alike have been asking whether annual leave accrues during furlough or unpaid leave. On 17 April the CJRS guidance was updated to confirm that employees will continue to accrue annual …

Yes, you can still get a lease extension!

If you are a flat owner, you ought to be aware that your lease only gives you the right to occupy your flat for the term of your lease. As that term decreases, your flat diminishes in value, and a “short lease” can affect the mortgageability and saleability of the flat. One solution to the …

EU passenger rights in the context of Covid-19

During these unprecedented and uncertain times, the travel and holiday industry have suffered as well as passengers who were or are about to travel. It is the passengers whom this article is directed towards as the situation is stressful for many of them whose travel arrangements have been cancelled and/or no longer wish to travel …

Commercial leases – Rent during Covid-19 – Top tips

We are living though unprecedented times and the effects of Covid-19 are far reaching both personally and commercially. Although the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced limited protections to tenants from possession proceedings, the statutory restrictions imposed during lockdown do not prevent rents falling due under a commercial lease. Our top tips for landlords and tenants …

Planning for you and your loved ones during Covid-19

The first case of the Covid-19 Coronavirus was reported in England on 31 January. Since then we have seen numerous steps taken to try to prevent the spread of the virus. These include: – Self-isolation for those aged over 70, with long term health conditions or virus symptoms Social-distancing measures Hospitals and care homes closed …

The emergency provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 and will continue until 30 September 2020, unless extended.

The new measures seek to provide support for both residential and commercial tenants during these unprecedented times. It enacted a series of provisions which restrict landlord’s regaining possession of both residential and commercial property during the Coronavirus pandemic. Residential The notice period given to a tenant before possession proceedings has been increased to 3 months, …

*UPDATE* 30 March 2020 Employment law implications following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Over the past few days there have been further updates on what is being called ‘Furlough Leave’. Here is a note on how we understand the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] will work. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furlough Leave Under the scheme, all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a grant …

Employment law implications following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Absence and pay The introduction of regulations means that, in most cases, an employee who is in quarantine, or strongly advised in government guidance to self-isolate, will be regarded as being incapable of working for SSP purposes. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has announced emergency legislation temporarily making statutory sick pay …

Making a Will

Many of us are experiencing a time which is full of uncertainty. You may have friends and family which you care for in high risk groups and it has become clear that we all need to act in awareness of others and be mindful. It is difficult to see what the future brings. Self-isolating or …

HMRC updates on Capital Gains Tax

HMRC have introduced new rules under the Finance Act 2019 stating that when UK resident individuals dispose of residential property on or after 6 April 2020, they must report the gain and pay the Capital Gains Tax within 30 days of the disposal. Failure to comply will trigger a penalty and incur interest on unpaid …

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