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02 Jun 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020

The Government have now published new Regulations to enact the changes to ‘Lockdown’ announced by the Prime Minister in his recent address.The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 20...

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...

27 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Prime Minister sets out timeline for retail to reopen in June

The Prime Minister has set out:Outdoor markets and car showrooms will be able to reopen from 1st June, as soon as they are able to meet the COVID-19 secure guidelines to protect shoppers and workers. As with garden centres, the risk of transmi...

27 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - £50 million boost to support the recovery of our high streets

The Ministry of House, Communities & Local Government has announced a new £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces. The money comes from the European Regional ...

23 May 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Increase to local authority discretionary fund

In a joint ministerial letter, the Rt Hon Alok Sharma (Minister for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy), announced that the Government is providing local authorities with additional funding to target small businesses with high fixed proper...