Stamp Duty Holiday Announced

The Chancellor has announced a temporary holiday on stamp duty on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England until March 2021. The changes come in with immediate effect and will help those buyers struggling because of the Coronavirus pandemic and boost the property market which was hit by lockdown. Landlords and second home […]

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New Commercial Property Code of Practice

The recent pandemic has placed a great deal of strain on all types of businesses and organisations. The UK Government has stepped in on a number of occasions to help ease the financial strain facing the country and one such measure has been the moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases. This has meant that landlords […]

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Key changes in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

From 1 July 2020, furloughed employees were able to return to work on a part-time basis. Employers must pay in full for days worked and can claim under the CJRS for days not worked, subject to the relevant caps. The key ways in which the scheme changed on 1 July are as follows: Only employees […]

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A shout out to the supply chain

If asked ‘what is the most fundamental part of a lorry’ your answer is likely to be the tractor unit or trailer. In fact, the most crucial component is the driver – and it doesn’t stop there. The driver is the front line of the logistics workforce and in essence, serves as the ambassador of […]

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Returning to the workplace

The Talent in Logistics team caught up with Mike Hayward, Partner and Head of our Crime, Transport and Regulatory team and Maria Gallucci, Partner and Employment Solicitor, about the duty of employers to review their policies and procedures during these unprecedented times, the rules around Annual Leave in 2020/21, Data Privacy for Covid-19 Employee Testing […]

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Lawyers in Lockdown

Nathan Taylor-Allkins, Senior Associate in our Road Transport, Crime & Regulatory team gives us an insight into how he has been balancing work and family life during the lockdown. I can’t quite believe we are nearly into July. I recall when lockdown first started, we were talking about the summer like it was a dot […]

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