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CORONAVIRUS - PENALTIES - 05.05.2021

Has coronavirus given you a “reasonable excuse”?

Your business has experienced myriad problems due to coronavirus, including homeworking, cash flow and senior staff illness. Does this give you a reasonable excuse to appeal against any subsequent default surcharge?
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CORONAVIRUS - 05.05.2021

Furlough scheme enters the final furlong

New guidance and legislation have been published that will take businesses through to the end of the furlough scheme in September 2021. If your business is affected, what are the key changes?
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CORONAVIRUS - 04.05.2021

When are outside venues inside?

Many cafés, pubs and restaurants are welcoming customers back as lockdown restrictions ease. Since they cannot serve customers indoors, those with outside space are making their terraces and beer gardens as welcoming as possible. However, in creating cosy outdoor spaces, are some venues breaking the law?
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FOREIGN WORKERS - 04.05.2021

EU Settlement Scheme deadline looms

The deadline for EEA/Swiss nationals who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 to apply for settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme is fast approaching. What’s the position if an employee fails to apply?
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CORONAVIRUS - 29.04.2021

Ten steps to reopening safely after coronavirus lockdown

With the easing of coronavirus restrictions, many businesses are starting to get back to a relatively normal operation. However, you need to do so with caution. We’ve compiled a ten-step plan to keep you on the straight and narrow. What does it include?
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CORONAVIRUS - 29.04.2021

HMRC warns of SEISS email scam

The fourth SEISS grant has only just opened up for claimants, but already HMRC has issued a warning about an email scam doing the rounds. What should you look out for?
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CORONAVIRUS - 11.02.2021

Bank holidays during furlough

The furlough scheme is currently due to end on 30 April 2021. Between now and then there will be two bank holidays. What happens where a bank holiday falls during a period of furlough?
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CORONAVIRUS DISMISSAL - 04.03.2021

No jab, no job?

40% of employers say that they would be willing to dismiss an employee who refused to have a coronavirus vaccine. Is this grounds for dismissal?
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CORONAVIRUS - 20.04.2021

Coronavirus ventilation guidance updated… again

Hot on the heels of its previous guidance on ventilating enclosed workplaces, the HSE has published a revised version. What new advice is included and what should you take into account?
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