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16 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - How firm is 4th July?

On Monday the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, reiterated that a further easing of restrictions, including the potential reopening of bars, pubs and restaurants, is to take place on July 4 "at the earliest", adding that it has "got to be done in a...

15 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport

The Government has now published new regulations effecting those who use public transport.The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force on Monday 15th June 2020, whi...

03 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Pressure builds on 2m social distancing rule

It has been widely reported that Greg Clark, the chairman of the Commons Science and Technology Committee, has written to the Prime Minister asking that he "urgently review" the social distancing rule.The MP’s concerns are that if the 2m r...

03 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - FCA provide update on business interruption claims

We have previously reported on the FCA’s proposed Court action to clarify issues surrounding business interruption claims.As readers will be aware many businesses’ claims arising from closures associated with the pandemic have been r...

01 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Furlough scheme to finish at end of October

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed, the coronavirus furlough scheme will finish at the end of October.From August, employers must pay National Insurance and pension contributions, then 10% of pay from September, rising to 20% in October.Also...

28 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - French Court rules in favour of restauranteur

It is being reported in both national and international press today, a French Court ruled on Tuesday that AXA France should pay a restaurant owner two months’ worth of revenue losses caused by the virus pandemic. AXA had argued its policy di...