In response to the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic, the government introduced a number of loan schemes in order to assist businesses struggling financially. Recent reports suggest that these schemes, as outlined below, have become a target for fraudulent loan applications, by both genuine businesses and also organised criminal enterprises. This blog briefly examines the various loan schemes in place and the criminal offences which are likely to be the focus of investigating authorities in the coming months.
As the number and rate of new infections in the UK has increased over recent weeks, new statutory measures have come into force to limit the number of people who can participate in gatherings and to limit the opening hours of some businesses.
Niki Southern, Partner in our Employment Law team, was quoted in HR Magazine on Wednesday 23 September 2020. Niki was commenting on the updated government guidance urging workers to once again work from home where possible. Niki warned of the risk of further redundancies in certain sectors, as well as potential claims for unfair dismissal should employees lose their jobs for refusing to return to the workplace due to safety concerns.
Property done Properly - Episode 1 - COVID-19: Tips for documenting a Rent Concession
Rent Concessions are on the rise during the outbreak of COVID-19. In the first Property done Properly podcast, David Newnham discusses six of the practical considerations when documenting Rent Concessions
Managing your Migrant workforce in the COVID-19 crisis
On Friday 3 April, immigration partner and head of department, Nick Rollason, hosted a webinar looking at urgent issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 crisis and answered some of the key questions being raised.
Calls for a public inquiry are continuing to mount and are likely to prove difficult to resist. In this blog, Sophie Kemp considers the framework for such inquiries, and the key issues likely to form the core of its terms of reference.