More generous Job Support Scheme announced amid rising COVID cases

On 12 October, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a three-tier alert level system for England in order to localise coronavirus restrictions according to the severity of cases in different regions. Being in Tiers 2 and 3 imposes increased restrictions on both indoor and outdoor socialising, leaving hospitality, leisure and retail businesses struggling due to reduced […]

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Corporate insolvencies on the rise worldwide

A report from Atradius published in August 2019 forecast a 2.8% increase in corporate insolvencies in developed markets across the globe, with a further 1.2% increase to follow in 2020. Even prior to the global coronavirus pandemic, which has done so much damage to economies and livelihoods around the world, the predictions indicated the first […]

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Have you been affected by the Kingly Solicitors closure?

With the recent revelation to the High Court that millions cannot be found that belongs to clients of Kingly Solicitors Limited, there are understandably a lot of individuals worried and unsure of how to proceed and what steps to take next. As a former client of any of the above Solicitors, you now have the […]

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Can employers make contact tracing apps obligatory?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the government’s top scientific advisers have touted contact tracing as one of the best methods of controlling the spread of infection. Now, with the release of test and trace apps such as the NHS COVID-19 app, smartphone users can be informed if they’ve come into close proximity with […]

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Getting back to work: Coronavirus & First Aid

It has been reported by the Office for National Statistics that half of UK workers returned to the workplace in the last week of August, the highest number since lockdown measures were introduced by the government in March. If your business is anything like ours then you will have been creating, reviewing and implementing various […]

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Winding-up petition extension to give businesses “much-needed breathing space”

Amid a much-feared second wave of coronavirus cases across the UK, the government has amended the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act to extend the suspension of statutory demands and winding up petitions until 31 December 2020. Originally due to expire on 30 September, this measure means that companies will benefit from additional protection against creditors […]

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