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Pre-action Requirements in the Private Rented Sector

The Rent Arrears Pre-action Requirements (Coronavirus)(Scotland) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 30 September 2020.  All landlords…


Posted on 26th October 2020

Chancellor Announces fresh support for Businesses if they are told to Shut down

On Friday 9 October 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced further support for jobs and businesses, including an extension to the Job…


Posted on 9th October 2020

Curtain Call for Cineworld Staff as Theatres Enter Hibernation

As curtains come down on cinema industry, employers urged to follow fair processes and consider available support. There has been a lot of…


Posted on 6th October 2020

Safe Return to the Workplace – Guidance for Employers

The Scottish Government guidance for employees is that anyone who can work from home, should continue to do so.  However, some employees…


Posted on 28th September 2020

Coronavirus and Employment: Chancellor Announces New Jobs Support Scheme

Today, the Chancellor announced the UK Government’s plans to introduce a new “Job Support Scheme” from November 2020 to April 2021. The new…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Chancellor Announces an Extension of Support for Businesses

Coronavirus Update – Business Support In addition to his announcement on the Job Support Scheme and the imminent deadline of the CBILS…


Posted on 24th September 2020

Childcare, Child Contact and Residence - new Coronavirus measures.

Yesterday, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced new measures to combat the increase in coronavirus cases. Available guidance is…


Posted on 23rd September 2020

Care Home Negligence Claims

Placing an elderly or vulnerable loved one into a care home is never a decision taken lightly and is often a last resort. The health and…


Posted on 4th September 2020

Why Redundancies Could Lead to Increased Subject Access Requests

An unanticipated consequence of the increase in redundancies resulting from the pandemic is that many organisations find themselves in…


Posted on 1st September 2020

Coronavirus: Registration of Births, Deaths & Marriages

As the lockdown restrictions lift, we see a number of public services recommencing from 29 June 2020 and this includes the registration of…


Posted on 29th June 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to change from 1 July 2020

On Friday 29 May 2020, the Chancellor published further details regarding the second phase of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which…


Posted on 5th June 2020

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

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

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

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

Dental Practices: Lockdown Doesn’t Mean Shutdown

Everyone has been affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, with some businesses being largely unable to operate (such as the dental profession).…


Posted on 3rd 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

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

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