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Homeworking: The legalities and the practicalities

Chris Dobbs
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Will WFH continue after lockdown? Can you monitor remote employees? How do you write a working from home policy? Chris Dobbs, Employment Solicitor answers your questions.

what is the new furlough scheme?

Paul Burton
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What is the new furlough scheme? How will it work, who is eligible and how long will the coronavirus job support scheme run for?

Writing a working from home policy

Chris Dobbs
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Should every business have a working from home policy? What should be included? Chris Dobbs, Employment & HR Law specialist examines an increasingly important topic.

Can an employer monitor working from home?

Chris Dobbs
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Chris Dobbs, solicitor in our specialist employment & HR team, offers a comprehensive guide to remote monitoring of employees working from home.

Can I refuse to return to work from furlough

Chris Dobbs
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Understandably, a lot of people are still concerned about the coronavirus and whether returning to work is safe. Chris Dobbs, employment law & HR specialist answers your questions.

Does the stamp duty holiday apply to buy to let property

Kym Gaisford
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary stamp duty holiday in last week’s summer statement.

The announcement has been welcomed by many, as homebuyers are set to save thousands in Stamp Duty Land Tax.

Returning to work from furlough Q and A

Chris Dobbs
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As the government starts to wind down the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, many businesses are taking advantage of the flexibility in lock down rules and staffing options to reopen.

Why were there so many redundancies announced in early July

Chris Dobbs
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On 1st July, the BBC reported that coronavirus led to UK companies cutting 12,000 jobs in just two days. These job losses, the article claimed, were largely in high street retailers and, particularly badly hit by the pandemic, the aviation industry.

Many large companies, including H&M, Boots, and John Lewis announced redundancies in early July too.

Chris Dobbs, employment & HR specialist, looks at why so many redundancies are being announced at this time, and how the timing ties in to the furlough scheme.

Buying and selling a home during coronavirus

Jennifer Smith
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The property market seems to be moving very quickly since COVID-19 lockdown measures were eased.

However, many clients are wary of exchanging contracts for fear of what could happen if their sale or purchase were to be affected by coronavirus.

These concerns are amplified when a client’s sale forms part of a property chain.

Jennifer Smith, one of our bright, friendly  lawyers in our conveyancing team, answers some of the most common questions she’s been receiving about buying or selling a home during coronavirus.

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole property market

Clare Hallett
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Are we seeing a recovery in the local property market?

Clare Hallett is Partner in Frettens’ Residential Conveyancing Partner. With years of experience in both residential and commercial property, she’s seen a lot of ups and downs.

Here, she provides her thoughts on the local property market, how it has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and how businesses are dealing with the challenges they face.

NEWS FLASH: More details on changes to CJRS and SEIS announced

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UPDATE: The Chancellor announced changes to the furlough scheme on Thursday 17th December - the update can be read  here . The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has just provided more detail regarding the changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...

NEWS FLASH: CJRS extended to end of October

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UPDATE: The Chancellor announced changes to the furlough scheme on Thursday 17th December - the update can be read  here . Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor, has just announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will carry on as it is now until the...

HMRC open portal for CJRS

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HMRC has opened its portal for employers to claim under the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) this morning.  Paul Burton went on to the website early this morning and it appeared to be working, although he could not test it...

NEWS FLASH: CJRS extended to end of June

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has this afternoon announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is being extended by one month to the end of June.  When he originally announced the scheme he did say it would be kept under review and...

Treasury Direction on CJRS - cause for concern

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UPDATE: The Chancellor announced changes to the furlough scheme on Thursday 17th December - the update can be read  here . The Treasury issued a formal direction to HMRC yesterday concerning the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and it does...

NEWS FLASH: CJRS qualifying date changed

Paul Burton
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The government has amended its guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) again today and, while there is only one real change, it is a very important one.  They have amended the qualification date for employees to be eligible for...

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