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How does furlough work?

Alexandra Bonner
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Updated: 12 May 2020 1. What is the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme? 2. Which employers are eligible for financial support to cover furloughed employees? 3. Which employees can be furloughed? 4. What is furlough? 5. How much will the government...

Coronavirus - Contractors can keep sites open until 9pm and it could be later

Richard Bailey
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Last night the government announced that construction sites can stay open until 9pm in residential areas and possibly later in places like the City of London. While this is of course good news as it will allow for greater social distancing on construction...

Coronavirus - Furlough scheme extended to the end of October

Clare Gilroy-Scott
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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), under which employees may be furloughed, has been extended to the end of October. Further details are to be published this month but the scheme will apply as it is until the end of July with changes expected from...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furlough - guidance for employers, updated 5 June

Alexandra Bonner
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Updated: 5 June 2020 1. What is the scheme? 2. Closure to new entrants from 1 July 3. Which employers are eligible? 4. Which employees can be furloughed? 5. What is furlough? 6. How much will the government contribute? ...

Furlough: Employee transfers under TUPE

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It has been confirmed that employers can claim under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) in respect of employees that were transferred from a previous business in line with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations...

Furlough: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended to the end of June

Clare Gilroy-Scott
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To reflect extended social distancing measures, the Treasury has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which allows employers to claim a grant to assist with payment of wages to "fuloughed" workers, will be extended for another month...

Coronavirus: Force majeure checklist for business to business contracts governed by English law

Catherine Hayes
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Contractual performance is under the spotlight as the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, sweeps across the globe. As a result many businesses are considering what happens if they or another business are unable to meet their contractual obligations. For...

Commercial tenants - collaborate and negotiate to protect yourself

Chloe Benson
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It has been a busy and stressful two weeks for everybody, especially for landlords and tenants.  On 20 March the government ordered all bars, cafes, restaurants, pubs and gyms to close.  The following Monday, on 23 March the government announced a...

What happens to your family photos and other digital assets when you die?

Lilly Whale
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This article first appeared in Talented Ladies Club . What happens to your ‘digital assets’, such as family photos, when you die? Find out why you need to make plans for them now. Here’s a conundrum: pick up your phone – not to...

Coronavirus: furlough rotation - can employees be furloughed more than once?

Clare Gilroy-Scott
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The government updated its guidance for employers about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 4 April 2020. This included confirmation that employees could be furloughed "multiple times", each separate instance being for a minimum of 3 weeks. ...

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