Coronavirus – Business Advice
Terry Jones remains committed to providing the best possible service to our corporate clients.
The speed at which the virus has taken hold of the UK has left many business owners and organisations in limbo. Decisions on how to apply for government schemes and how to select staff for furlough have put additional pressure on management teams and directors.
Terry Jones can offer a range of services to businesses affected by the Coronavirus.
- Employment Law support – avoiding legal pitfalls
- Wills, Trust and Probate – how we will continue to provide our service
- Landlord and Tenant – updates on notices and the Coronavirus act
This is a challenging time for all businesses, but we are here to provide legal advice to ensure that organisations are protected moving forward.
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Understanding restrictive covenants and furlough leave
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
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
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 […]
Coronavirus eviction ban to be extended by four weeks
The ban on tenant evictions that was set to end today has been extended by a further four weeks to September 20th. Understandably, this will be unwelcome news to many struggling landlords. This ban has offered a level of protection for tenants over the past five months and ‘mortgage holidays’ were introduced to help support […]
How do self-isolation rules affect Statutory Sick Pay?
Self-isolation is one of the biggest changes to daily life that has been brought in due to the coronavirus pandemic, and one that is likely to cause some headaches for employers and employees alike. With local lockdowns and changes to the list of countries where you do and don’t need to self-isolate upon return, its […]
Flexible furlough: how does it work?
As businesses start to reopen, the Government has now introduced more flexibility to the furlough leave scheme, allowing employees on furlough leave to be brought back into work part-time from July 1st. Furlough leave was introduced in the UK back in March 2020 to help reduce the number of job losses expected as a result […]
Companies House strike off policy and late filing penalties (Covid-19 changes)
On 16th April 2020, further alterations were made by Companies House in light of the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Following on from their announcement that organisations due to file their annual accounts could apply for a three month extension, Companies House has also revised its policies for company strike offs and penalties for late filing of documents. Companies […]
How effective is your Force Majeure clause?
COVID-19 virus has had a devastating impact on all aspects of our lives. A quick glance at the news shows the disruption to supply chains and the impact this is having on the availability of certain products. This is resulting in some companies being unable to fulfil their contractual obligations. Review your commercial contracts If […]
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