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Rishi Sunak announces Covid-19 mini-budget 2020

Rishi Sunak announces Covid-19 mini-budget 2020

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has unveiled a series of measures aimed at helping the economy bounce back post Covid-19. Speaking in Parliament today (8 July 2020), the Chancellor announced the Government’s plan is designed to protect existing jobs, create thousands of new jobs in every part of the country and give businesses the […]

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: further support for businesses in the wake of Covid-19 and beyond

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: further support for businesses in the wake of Covid-19 and beyond

On 25 June 2020, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill received royal assent and became law on 26 June 2020 (the “Act”). The legislation has been fast tracked through Parliament and contains several temporary measures intended to relieve the burden on businesses across the UK in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, so that business […]

Ministers plan to bring back Employment Tribunal fees

Ministers plan to bring back Employment Tribunal fees

According to a recent report in the Times Newspaper, Government ministers are planning to re-introduce fees for workers bringing claims in an Employment Tribunal. This would be an interesting development at a time when businesses are struggling to get back on their feet and employees are concerned about losing their jobs due to the ongoing […]

Mental Health During Covid-19: Employer Considerations

Mental Health During Covid-19: Employer Considerations

Everyone’s working lives changed significantly when the UK went into lockdown on 23rd March 2020. The impact of Covid-19 and the Government’s response cannot be underestimated and will inevitably bring mental health challenges for the population at large.   Employers were desperately trying to understand the impact of lockdown on their organisation, what it means […]

Boris Johnson announces plans to accelerate £5 billion on infrastructure projects

Boris Johnson announces plans to accelerate £5 billion on infrastructure projects

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to soften the economic impact of Covid-19, including a £5bn investment into infrastructure.  For those involved in constructing infrastructure projects in the public sector, this is a welcome piece of news!  For everyone else, your immediate reaction may well be “so what?”. For “Project Speed” to go […]

Covid-19: Working from home

Covid-19: Working from home

At the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, all employees who could work from home were required to do so under guidance from the government. Fast forward a few weeks and lockdown measures are now easing and those that are working from home are starting to return to their offices, where social distancing allows.  Now that […]

Getting Ahead: Fast Track Conveyancing Service

Getting Ahead: Fast Track Conveyancing Service

Blaser Mills Law are now offering a ‘Fast Track Conveyancing Service’. We understand that selling a property can be stressful, there are a lot of obstacles that can arise throughout the conveyancing process, including the worry that your sale could fall through. Our expert lawyers are here to provide a stress-free and straightforward approach to […]

Covid-19: Wedding Woes

Covid-19: Wedding Woes

Like many couples out there, I should have been counting down to my ‘big day’ having been due to get married this summer. However, the inevitable result of Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed by the Government on weddings has meant that most couples due to get married in 2020 have had to take steps to […]

Boohoo buys Oasis and Warehouse –IP implications

Boohoo buys Oasis and Warehouse –IP implications

Boohoo buys Oasis and Warehouse: The intellectual property implications With the news that the retail arm of Victoria’s Secret has gone into administration and that Boohoo has bought the Oasis and Warehouse brands, we are beginning to see greater consolidation and some entrepreneurial acquisitions in the retail sector: this may follow through into other sectors […]

Flexible Furlough Scheme Guidance

Flexible Furlough Scheme Guidance

Last week the Government released guidance for the new Flexible Furlough Scheme that applies from 1 July 2020. This is the start of the “tapering arrangements” for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which is available to employers whose operations have been affected by Covid-19. The guidance provided by the Government has been criticized for […]