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Coronavirus Job protection Scheme –  Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus Job protection Scheme – Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a selection of the most frequently asked questions on furloughing and the Coronavirus Job Protection Scheme. On 20 March 2020, Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced an “unprecedented” intervention to protect jobs through “The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme” and all UK businesses, irrespective of size, are eligible. What does the […]

Free Webinar Series: Covid-19 advice for businesses

Free Webinar Series: Covid-19 advice for businesses

Blaser Mills Law is hosting a series of free live webinars to provide businesses with some much needed clarity on the Government’s Covid-19 Schemes. Our expert lawyers will provide businesses with the know how to manage the impact of Covid-19. We currently have three webinars scheduled covering the topics below.   Covid-19: Advice to employersTuesday 7th April 2020, 10am […]

Housing possession proceedings suspended for 90 days due to Coronavirus

Housing possession proceedings suspended for 90 days due to Coronavirus

Brought in on 26 March 2020, the Government has introduced a temporary measure and a series of changes and restrictions on landlords regaining possession of their properties, in order to protect tenants from being evicted during the Covid-19 pandemic. From 27 March 2020, all ongoing housing possession actions have been suspended for a period of […]

Covid-19 and Re-mortgaging

Covid-19 and Re-mortgaging

During these unprecedented times, the Monetary Policy Committee have introduced a lower Bank of England base rate to assist householders and the economy in dealing with the financial impact of Covid-19. The Bank of England have stated, “the reduction in bank rate will help to support business and consumer confidence at a difficult time, to […]

Coronavirus: signing on the dotted line from home

Coronavirus: signing on the dotted line from home

On 23 March 2020 the UK government announced a period of ‘lockdown’, prohibiting all but essential face-to-face contact for an unknown period of time as part of its plan to combat Covid-19. As business goes on in the unprecedented time contracts will continue to be signed and agreements reached. Although signing documentation digitally is an […]

Coronavirus FAQ for businesses

Coronavirus FAQ for businesses

As of today (27 March), more than 8,000 people in the UK have tested positive for Covid-19. As well as the impact on public health, the pandemic has also had major repercussions for most, if not all, businesses in the UK. A lot of information is being circulated about how businesses can minimize the impact […]

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Last week the Chancellor announced the Job Protection Scheme to save individuals throughout the UK from losing their employment due to the Covid-19 crisis. However, there was a distinct lack of support provided for self-employed individuals. To remedy this, last night the Chancellor announced the Self-employment Income Support Scheme, aimed at the self-employed and members […]

Covid-19 Webinar: Building Business Resilience

Covid-19 Webinar: Building Business Resilience

As other aspects of business life have already started to change, we are set to address the key questions about the running of businesses in the Covid-19 pandemic. We are hosting this webinar is in partnership with Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and we will be tackling key questions around; Staffing issues, Sick Pay, Furloughing and Redundancy  Contract […]

TOKYO 2020 – Breach of contract?

TOKYO 2020 – Breach of contract?

With only 3 months to go, a postponement of the Olympic Games has finally been confirmed. Why did it take so long to make a decision which seemed inevitable to most of us? The likely answer is that neither the IOC nor Japan wanted to be the party to make the decision to postpone. Each […]