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Working Time Regulations

Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) Changes to regulations mean that workers will now be able to carry over untaken annual leave into the next two leave years.  This applies where they have been unable to take leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In this article Andrew Brierley, Briars Group Chairman, takes a look at

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Duties of a director during Covid-19

In an unprecedented and dynamic situation, company directors need to be mindful of the law Company directors, along with everyone else, are living in a new world.  The global response to the coronavirus outbreak has reshaped the business landscape.  Even once the immediate Covid-19 crisis has passed, no-one can be certain what the new-normal will

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April 2020 Employment Law Changes

New legislation introduced stipulating what needs to be included in a contract of employment. What has changed? From 6 April 2020, the requirement to provide a written statement of terms and conditions extends to workers, not just employees. This now includes casual and zero hours workers.  Employers must provide their workers and employees with their written statement on

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Coronavirus Business Support

Summary of government support available for businesses The Government have issued a range of measures to assist businesses in the UK following the coronavirus outbreak here.  We have produced an initial report and a more detailed look at CBILS, but what follows is a brief summary of the measures being offered:   Job Retention Scheme

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Coronavirus Business Loan Revamp

Changes to government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme expected to have an immediate impact. The UK government’s loan scheme to assist businesses hit by the coronavirus outbreak has been overhauled.  Initial measures, including government guaranteed loans amounting to £330 bn were announced in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19.  However, several problems with the

  • government coronavirus support measures

Coronavirus Business Support

Summary of government support available for businesses The Government have issued a range of measures to assist businesses in the UK following the coronavirus outbreak here.  We have produced an initial report and a more detailed look at CBILS, but what follows is a brief summary of the measures being offered:   Job Retention Scheme

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COVID-19: Support for Businesses

Business Support during the COVID-19 disruption The UK Government has set out a package of temporary interventions to support people and businesses during the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This package, which has been published in full on the gov.uk website, includes: a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme deferring VAT and Income Tax payments a

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Blog – Making Tax Digital for VAT

MTD has landed We first examined Making Tax Digital (MTD), and the arguments surrounding it, back in 2017.  Now that the dust has settled and MTD has come into force, it seems a good time for another look.   From VAT periods commencing 1st April, MTD now applies for most companies that have taxable turnover above

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Blog – Ending sexual harassment at work

Shining a spotlight The #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment in the spotlight, initially driven by a surge of allegations against high profile and celebrity figures and the subsequent injunctions that aim to keep allegations out of the public eye.  However, the movement has grown beyond Hollywood, found widespread support and has made an impact

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