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Employing EU workers in the UK from January 2021

Brexit has resulted in uncertainty about the relationship between the UK and the EU and, in particular, how the right of Freedom of Movement for citizens of its member states will be affected. From 1 January 2021 Freedom of Movement between the UK and...

Further suspension on evictions until January 2021

Whilst evictions have been suspended owing to the second lockdown, it had already been determined that under the government's three tier system, any evictions in high tier areas would be suspended. However, recent developments mean that as of 17...

Latest update on the furlough scheme

On 05 November Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the government will extend the current Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which offers 80% pay up to £2,500 per month. This came as a surprise to most given that the Government had said the scheme...

The Inheritance Act - second marriages and step-children

The recent case of Weisz v Weisz (2019 EWHC 3101 (Fam)) illustrates the common issues that can occur between a second spouse and their step children following a death. The brief facts are that Mr Weisz’s estate was in the region of £4 million...

Commercial lease forfeiture moratorium

Is Forfeiture of Commercial Leases still an option in light of the extended moratorium? The Government recently announced that the moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent has been extended from 30 September 2020 to 31 December...

Redundancies after furlough - expert advice for tough times

In response to the adverse economic conditions arising from the coronavirus outbreak, the government announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20 March.  The aim of this Scheme was to avoid redundancies, if possible, by alleviating the pressure...

Project Speed - radical changes to planning classes

As part of the Government’s “Project Speed”, radical changes are being made to the Use Classes System in a bid to regenerate the High Street and offer greater flexibility to our Town Centres.  These changes take effect from 1 st ...

New planning legislation for developers

There has been a lot in the press recently regarding the changes to planning legislation that have come into effect. If you are a developer with a turnover of less than £45 million, it is important not to overlook the amendment to The Community...

Covid-19 Flexible Furlough

Flexible furlough . . . the latest update On 20 March the government announced the introduction of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in an effort to help employers avoid the need to make redundancies caused by the impact of COVID-19. The scheme...

Has your neighbour crossed the line?

Establishing the boundaries . . .  During Covid-19 pandemic the period of lockdown has seen many of us spending more time at home, and in an effort to adapt to the new normal, many of us have been keeping busy by embarking on DIY projects,...