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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

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

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

Job Retention Scheme Applications

HMRC will open the Job Retention Scheme Portal on 20th April and hope to have the first re-imbursements made around 30th April. Businesses…


Posted on 13th April 2020

Coronavirus Support for Charities in Scotland

Charities have had a vital role in the response to COVID-19 so far, with demand for essential support like food parcels, emergency…


Posted on 9th April 2020

Package Holiday Regulations: Where do you stand?

Many people are experiencing cancelled or changed holiday plans during the Covid-19 outbreak. In the next blog by our commercial litigation…


Posted on 9th April 2020

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 - Impact on the private rented sector

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on Monday 6 April 2020. The Act makes certain emergency provisions as a…


Posted on 7th April 2020

UK Government Employment Retention Scheme: Further Updates

On 4 April the Government issued an update to their Coronavirus Employment Retention Scheme guidance for businesses, which followed on from…


Posted on 6th April 2020

Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS): Changes and Updates

Extended Support for SMEs The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans, yesterday, to revise the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan…


Posted on 3rd April 2020

Covid-19: New measures introduced for Right to Work checks

The Coronavirus (Covid–19) pandemic continues to affect the way we operate our daily lives.  In light of the police-enforced lockdown and…


Posted on 2nd April 2020

Has Coronavirus halted your plans for 2020?

As COVID 19 continues to spread, efforts to limit exposure have had huge impacts on our daily lives. Many popular holiday destinations have…


Posted on 2nd April 2020

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