Coronavirus Updates

 

How to correctly exercise a break notice in your commercial lease

Chloe Benson
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Commercial landlord and tenant relationships are under strain, with many office tenants looking to reduce office space and with many retail tenants moving online and reducing the number of stores from which they operate. It will come as no surprise that...

A guide to business interruption insurance for travel agents, Jonathan Cole writes for TTG

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Jonathan Cole’s guide to business interruption insurance has been published in TTG, the leading publication for travel industry professionals. In his article, UK Travel Agents - A Guide to Business Interruption Insurance , Jonathan covers: What is...

Commercial landlord and tenant Update - September 2020

Chloe Benson
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With the recent government announcement extending some of the restrictions on rent recovery until 31 December 2020 and with many landlords still out of pocket from March and June, it is unsurprising that many landlord and tenant relationships are under...

Business Interruption Insurance update - is my business covered? Five key points

Jonathan Cole
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The High Court has recently held that a large number of businesses who hold business interruption insurance policies and who were forced to close as a result of the pandemic are entitled to compensation by their insurers.  Whilst this is an important...

Q&A: The expiry of the stay on possession proceedings - what happens next?

Chloe Benson
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During the COVID-19 pandemic almost all forms of possession proceedings and enforcement action have been stayed. This means that, for parties currently involved in such proceedings, they have no choice but to wait until the stay period is over before they...

Coronavirus: the Government's Future Fund scheme has provided £512.9 million in funding so far - is your company eligible?

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According to figures released this week by HM Treasury, a total of 816 applications have been made under the government’s Future Fund scheme which opened for applications on 20th May 2020. Under the Future Fund scheme, government funding is...

EMI share options - perks and pitfalls

Jessica Nugent
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Enterprise Management Incentive (“EMI”) share option schemes have always been popular with employers and employees as a tax-efficient way for employees to share in the growth in value of the company for which they work.  They are becoming...

Significant reforms to UK insolvency Law: Corporate Governance and Insolvency Act 2020

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On 25 June 2020, the long awaited Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (the Act) received royal assent and came into force on 26 June 2020. In the few months prior to its inception, the Act has been adapted to support businesses suffering from...

A guide to opening your restaurant, cafe or pub after the coronavirus lockdown, 4 July

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An earlier version of this article first appeared in the June edition of The Caterer  Whatever happens next will be very different, now is the time to precision plan your opening. Significant changes to lockdown restrictions for hospitality...

Residential landlords - staying on top of the recent changes to residential property regulations

Chloe Benson
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The last three months have been challenging for residential property landlords, many of whom are juggling uncertain income with rapidly changing residential property regulations, most of which have been designed to protect residential tenants. This article...

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