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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - The Legal Implications

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Specialist advice on the legal implications of coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Friday, 05 June 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will remain in place until the end of October with changes from 1 July 2020 requiring increasing employer contributions. Businesses currently taking advantage of the Scheme need to consider...

Workforce Planning Following Changes to the Furlough Scheme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

Coronavirus - How the Furlough Scheme Is Set to Change

Friday, 05 June 2020

The Chancellor has announced changes to the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which will come into effect from 1 July 2020.

Coronavirus - How the Furlough Scheme Is Set to Change

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

Wednesday, 03 June 2020

Alongside vulnerable children and the children of key workers, following recent Government guidance, many academies and schools have been managing the reopening (or preparing to reopen) for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

Coronavirus - DfE Guidance on the Management of School Premises

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Safeguarding During Coronavirus - Your Duties Towards Pupils in School and Learning Remotely

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

In line with the duties as set out in Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019 (KCSIE), now is a timely reminder that schools must ensure that safeguarding remains at the forefront of everyone's mind in this particularly unusual time.

Safeguarding During Coronavirus - Your Duties Towards Pupils in School and Learning Remotely

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus - Exceptional Arrangements for Exam Grading and Assessment in 2020 - Appeals and Complaints

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

In a recent article, we highlighted the guidance released on 5 May by Ofqual, following the public consultation on this summer's exceptional arrangements for exams. Ofqual published the decisions to the consultation on 22 May.

Coronavirus - Exceptional Arrangements for Exam Grading and Assessment in 2020 - Appeals and Complaints

Articles & Blogs Academies & MATs Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools - 2 June 2020

Tuesday, 02 June 2020

We have been working with academies and schools who have accessed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for the private income streams, most notably for before- and after-school clubs or some nursery provision, as most staffing costs are publicly funded.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Furlough Update for Academies and Maintained Schools - 2 June 2020

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pharma & Life Sciences

UK Life Sciences Organisations to Share in €117m of Coronavirus Research Funding

Monday, 01 June 2020

Six UK-based organisations are to receive a share in €117m worth of research funding that has been awarded to eight collaborative research projects focused on the "development of therapeutics and diagnostics which are aimed at combatting coronavirus".

UK Life Sciences Organisations to Share in €117m of Coronavirus Research Funding

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Property Litigation

Beware the Six Month Deadline for Pursuing Previous Tenants or Guarantors

Monday, 01 June 2020

Faced with increasingly uncertain rents, landlords should remember claims against former tenants or their guarantors - and the strict time limits which apply.

Beware the Six Month Deadline for Pursuing Previous Tenants or Guarantors

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Employment

SSP Payable Under NHS Test and Trace Programme

Friday, 29 May 2020

The new NHS 'Test and Trace' scheme was launched in England yesterday, with similar schemes due to shortly follow in the rest of Great Britain.

SSP Payable Under NHS Test and Trace Programme

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Higher Education Institutions - How Do I Conduct a Coronavirus Risk Assessment?

Friday, 29 May 2020

Under health and safety law, there is a legal requirement for employers to give effect to appropriate arrangements for the planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of health and safety risks and to update risk assessments...

Higher Education Institutions - How Do I Conduct a Coronavirus Risk Assessment?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Government Guidance on Annual Leave During Coronavirus

Friday, 29 May 2020

The Government recently released some further helpful guidance on managing annual leave during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Government Guidance on Annual Leave During Coronavirus

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Higher Education

Higher Education - Sector Stability and Integrity During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, 29 May 2020

Higher education providers are feeling the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) and will be concerned about the impact of reduced fee income in the months ahead.

Higher Education - Sector Stability and Integrity During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tax

Director Pay Cuts - Be Wary of the Tax Traps

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Many businesses across the UK are responding to the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by asking directors, senior executives and other employees to accept a reduction in pay.

Director Pay Cuts - Be Wary of the Tax Traps

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Healthcare

Coronavirus - How Does the Job Retention Scheme Apply to GPs?

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

As the Government continues to respond to the ongoing challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the guidance for employers on managing the workforce and dealing with the financial pressures resulting from the virus continues to develop.

Coronavirus - How Does the Job Retention Scheme Apply to GPs?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Healthcare

Are You Ready for the Unexpected? Learning from the Impact of Coronavirus

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

We explore here a number of quite simple steps that all businesses can take - and probably should be taking anyway - to make sure they are as ready as they can be when something unanticipated happens, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Are You Ready for the Unexpected? Learning from the Impact of Coronavirus