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Chancellor’s update to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

On Friday, 29th May, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced an extension to the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.  Here are the main…


Posted on 2nd June 2020

Reclaiming Additional Dwelling Supplement

The Additional Dwelling Supplement (ADS) is part of the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax regime that applies to the purchase of…


Posted on 26th May 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 – Breathing Space for Companies and Directors?

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 was laid before Parliament yesterday and is expected to be passed shortly after the…


Posted on 21st May 2020

Action for Brain Injury Week

This week is Action for Brain Injury Week. The purpose of this is to raise awareness of brain injury. Having dealt with those who have…


Posted on 15th May 2020

Coronavirus: Job Retention Scheme extended until October 2020

On 12 May 2020, the Chancellor announced that the Job Retention Scheme, previously set to provide support to employers until 30 June 2020,…


Posted on 13th May 2020

When staying home is unsafe: Domestic Abuse in Lockdown

Lockdown has exacerbated the sense of isolation for many families whose lives are affected by domestic abuse. Victims of abuse are often…


Posted on 12th May 2020

The Nest – Fact or Fiction?

Over 5 million people tuned in to watch the series finale of the recent BBC drama, “The Nest”. The series follows the life of a married…


Posted on 11th May 2020

The Private Rent Sector COVID-19 Loan Scheme for Landlords

As part of the Scottish Government’s emergency strategy to protect tenants from eviction, a £5 million fund has been created to offer short…


Posted on 11th May 2020

Property viewings go virtual

A top property expert has predicted that virtual home viewings will become the new normal even after lockdown has ended. Peter Ryder,…


Posted on 7th May 2020

Furlough v Parental and Sick Leave

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme went live on 20 April 2020. Since its announcement in March, the numerous iterations of the government…


Posted on 5th May 2020

Business as usual?

Lots of law firms who provide Family Law advice are blogging and tweeting about it being “business as usual”.  Practically, our team are…


Posted on 4th May 2020

Why Coronavirus will not mean the end of High Street UK.

Undoubtedly, the Coronavirus pandemic has had a considerable impact on consumer behaviour, with many turning far more to online shopping…


Posted on 29th April 2020

Coronavirus “Bounce Back” Loan Scheme

In response to criticism from businesses that the administration of the CBILS scheme has been too slow to meet their urgent need for…


Posted on 28th April 2020

Diversification and Tenant Farmers

Farm diversification has been widely assumed in the rural sector as a means of improving the sustainability of farms and supporting the…


Posted on 28th April 2020

Job Retention Scheme Portal Launched

Over the weekend the Government released updated guidance in relation to the Job Retention Scheme in advance of the HMRC furlough portal…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Employer options for employees juggling work and childcare.

For the past few weeks the country has been coming to terms with the impact of the Coronavirus and we have all had to adapt to a new way of…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Court’s Response to Coronavirus

Whilst businesses, where they can, have managed to adapt to a new system of working whereby they use online resources not only to…


Posted on 20th April 2020

Job Retention Scheme: Treasury Direction and Further Updates

On 15 April 2020, the Chancellor published the Treasury Direction to HMRC setting out his instructions for the implementation of the…


Posted on 17th April 2020

Remote working and data protection

Tips to reduce data protection risks when staff working from home As most of us find ourselves working remotely due to the COVID-19…


Posted on 17th April 2020

Coronavirus: Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages

The process of registration is something we never have to consider until an event in our lives triggers the need. At the moment the…


Posted on 14th April 2020

The Dangers of DIY Wills

I wrote last week about how Thorntons are helping clients who are looking to arrange their personal affairs, such as the drafting of a Will…


Posted on 14th April 2020

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