Chancellor introduces new support for lockdown-hit businesses

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new lockdown on 4 January, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has stepped up with a new financial support offering for the worst hit businesses, including those working in the leisure, hospitality and retail industries. Eligible businesses can now apply for one-off grants of up to £9,000 per business premises, in […]

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Part 36 offers – a brief explanation

Litigation can be costly. As such, the possibility of settling a dispute should be considered throughout a case – this is encouraged by the court and is the overriding objective. Settlement can be achieved informally between the parties, but the method known as a Part 36 offer (CPR 36) – which can be made at […]

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Can I make my staff have the COVID vaccine?

With businesses forced to close numerous times over the past year, it’s unsurprising that employers are desperate to get back to normality. The government (and indeed, the whole British population) has staked its hopes on the speedy rollout of the two approved vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca), which is already underway. It’s also understandable that employers […]

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Property market enters 2021 with a bang

Housing market demand surged in the last full business week of 2020, with 63% more sellers and 73% more buyers flooding onto the scene, compared with the week leading up to Christmas.(1) As the deadline for the Stamp Duty tax break on properties over £500,000 looms ever closer, we are seeing a New Year rush to […]

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2021 Financial Standing Levels

It is that time of the year again where we draw your attention to the updated financial standing levels for standard operator licence holders. Albeit, this year, there is an additional change with the rate of finance being set in Pound Sterling as opposed to Euro as The Licensing of Operators and International Road Haulage […]

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