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Flexible working and Covid-19: What are the rules on returning to the office?

Flexible working and Covid-19: What are the rules on returning to the office? 5th October 2021 When Covid-19 restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021, it was open to workers in England to return to the office or other workplace. A gradual return was recommended by the government, with employers required to follow official

Flexible working and Covid-19: What are the rules on returning to the office?2021-10-06T12:19:35+01:00

The Government is to end temporary insolvency measures for UK companies post Covid-19

The Government is to end temporary insolvency measures for UK companies post Covid-19 22nd September 2021 The government has announced that from 1 October 2021 it will be phasing out the temporary measures that were brought in to protect businesses from insolvency during the Covid-19 crisis. The measures were introduced in June last year

The Government is to end temporary insolvency measures for UK companies post Covid-192021-09-22T12:31:22+01:00

FAQs relating to commercial contracts post COVID-19

FAQs relating to commercial contracts post COVID-19: How do you manage commercial contract disputes following the coronavirus pandemic? 13st August 2021 Without doubt, the coronavirus pandemic has had huge repercussions on the UK economy with many businesses left reeling from both the pandemic itself and the introduction of government measures to protect the public.

FAQs relating to commercial contracts post COVID-192021-09-22T12:18:14+01:00

Landlords and tenants: Government issues a new policy on ‘ringfencing’ rent debt accrued during the pandemic

Landlords and tenants: Government issues a new policy on ‘ringfencing’ rent debt accrued during the pandemic closures. 17th August 2021 On 4 August 2021, the UK Government updated their policy on supporting businesses with commercial rent debts. The Government says the aim is to ‘provide the breathing space needed’ for negotiations between tenants and

Landlords and tenants: Government issues a new policy on ‘ringfencing’ rent debt accrued during the pandemic2021-08-17T12:53:34+01:00

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Covid-19 update and implications for company directors

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Covid-19 update and implications for company directors 3rd August 2021 In March 2021, the government extended temporary insolvency measures to aid businesses in dealing with the current and continuing disruption caused by the pandemic. The measures so far have avoided a big spike in insolvencies and the

UK Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Covid-19 update and implications for company directors2021-08-03T13:26:27+01:00

Payback for bounce-back loans approaches: Handling debts, disputes and deadlines

Payback for bounce-back loans approaches: Deadlines, handling debts and disputes 20th July 2021 The Government’s bounce back loan offered to businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, gave emergency finance to struggling organisations of between £2,000 and £50,000. The loans were interest-free for the first twelve months, with the first loans delivered in May 2020. This

Payback for bounce-back loans approaches: Handling debts, disputes and deadlines2021-08-03T13:27:14+01:00

Corporate debt recovery: A guide for small businesses

7th July 2021 Corporate debt recovery: a guide for small businesses Good credit control is vital for small businesses and can sometimes make the difference between success and failure for an organisation where good cash flow is important. Understanding your rights and how best to recover debts will help you control late payments and

Corporate debt recovery: A guide for small businesses2021-08-03T11:31:33+01:00

Employment law and Covid: Over half of UK workers want to change career path following the pandemic

Employment law and Covid: Over half of UK workers want to change career path following the pandemic. As the world of work opens up again and lockdown restrictions lift, many people are considering a change of occupation. The break in normality caused by Covid-19 gave many workers the chance to consider their direction in

Employment law and Covid: Over half of UK workers want to change career path following the pandemic2021-08-03T11:39:23+01:00

New law aims to close loophole on company dissolution

New law aims to close loophole on company dissolution The government is set to introduce new rules preventing company directors from avoiding personal liability for their unlawful conduct. A loophole currently exists that allows company directors to prevent an investigation into their actions by informally striking off their own company. The so-called dissolution loophole

New law aims to close loophole on company dissolution2021-07-07T14:30:44+01:00

A guide to winding-up proceedings: How does the process work?

A guide to winding-up proceedings: How does the process work? A winding-up petition allows a company’s creditors to attempt to recover money owed to them by having the company’s assets sold, with the proceeds used to pay outstanding debts. It is a serious step and should only be undertaken as a last resort. A

A guide to winding-up proceedings: How does the process work?2021-07-07T14:31:01+01:00

The government consultation: Commercial property and rent arrears through the pandemic

The government consultation: Commercial property and rent arrears through the pandemic As legal restrictions on the recovery of commercial rent arrears continue, the government has launched a consultation on whether to extend, remove or replace the measures. During the pandemic, emergency legislation was put into place to protect commercial tenants who were struggling to

The government consultation: Commercial property and rent arrears through the pandemic2021-07-07T14:31:21+01:00

The 4 ways to legally terminate a contract: breach of contract, performance and agreement

The 4 ways to legally terminate a contract: breach of contract, performance and agreement Disruption is common in the business world, with unforeseen events or difficulties meaning that contracts sometimes cease to be beneficial or even possible. We take a look at various ways in which a contract can possibly be legally terminated. If

The 4 ways to legally terminate a contract: breach of contract, performance and agreement2021-07-07T14:31:42+01:00

What are the strategies for preventing shareholder disputes?

Strategies for preventing shareholder disputes Shareholder disputes can be disruptive to a company, diverting management attention from the business and potentially damaging its reputation. Putting the right framework in place to avoid disputes will not only help prevent shareholders from being disgruntled but can also make a company a more attractive proposition should it

What are the strategies for preventing shareholder disputes?2021-07-07T14:32:05+01:00

What are the different types of misrepresentation?

What are the different types of misrepresentation? When entering into a business contract, a variety of statements are usually made setting out the details and background of the deal. If someone enters into a contract in reliance on a statement that later turns out to be untrue, this is misrepresentation. The false statement does

What are the different types of misrepresentation?2021-07-07T14:32:25+01:00

HMRC preferential status and the impact on personal guarantees

HMRC preferential status and the impact on personal guarantees The government’s reinstatement of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to the position of a secondary preferential creditor in insolvent liquidations comes at a time when many businesses are being squeezed and cash flow is poor. Lenders may be more inclined to seek personal guarantees before

HMRC preferential status and the impact on personal guarantees2021-07-07T14:32:45+01:00
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