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Coronavirus and childcare: facilitating contact in the ‘rule of six’ era

Posted on: 07 Oct 2020

On Monday 14th September 2020, the UK government introduced the ‘rule of six’ in England to limit social contact in an attempt to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  This new rule makes it illegal for groups of more than six people to meet in any setting, either indoors or outdoors, including in family […]

Significant surge in divorces

Posted on: 18 Sep 2020

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to take its toll, many people are continuing to see a notable impact on their personal lives. Recent studies have found that the pandemic is creating an enormous pressure on relationships, with an expected surge in divorces impending. In the first weekend of September, views on the Citizens Advice divorce page were up […]

Understanding restrictive covenants and furlough leave

Posted on: 15 Sep 2020

As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, many employees will be made redundant through no fault of their own.  A significant number of employees will also find that they have restrictive covenants in their contracts of employment that are likely to hinder their search for alternative employment in the immediate aftermath of their redundancy.  […]

Redundancy rockets in the UK

Posted on: 14 Sep 2020

As the Coronavirus outbreak takes its toll on the workplace, British employers planned more than 300,000 redundancies in June and July as reported by BBC News. A huge 1,784 firms made plans to cut approximately 150,000 jobs in July, and 1,888 planned 156,000 cuts in June.  Worryingly, this may only be the tip of the […]

Furlough scheme enters its next phase in September 2020

Posted on: 01 Sep 2020

As of today, September 1st 2020, employers will need to pay more towards the cost of furloughed employees. Until now, the UK government has contributed 80% of the employee’s wage – capped at £2,500. That contribution has now dropped to 70%, with employer’s making up the extra 10%. Employers must also pay National Insurance and […]

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