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Introducing ‘flexible furlough’ – further changes to…

On the June 12, the government issued a further update regarding how the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJS) will operate from July 1 onwards. Lucy Beachell from Harrison Drury’s employment…

Managing residential lettings on rural properties

George Wilson from our commercial property team highlights how the recent tightening of regulations to prevent the letting of ‘sub-standard’ properties affects farm tenancies and rural residential lettings. The let…

How will the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme…

On Friday, May 29, 2020, the government announced further details regarding the already extended CJRS, and how it would start to gradually ease the support to businesses as the economy…

Taking the right path on redundancy and…

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are having to think differently about how they deliver services, and for many it will mean reorganising the workforce. Olivia Bailey, solicitor in Harrison…

Turnover Rent: A future consideration for commercial…

Senior associate solicitor, Hannah Hughes, offers an alternative arrangement that may be suitable for future commercial property leases to improve business relationships between landlords and tenants during times of financial…

CJRS Hub

We have built a portal which contains a number of letter templates, sample policies and fact sheets which cover current and future coronavirus-related employment and CJRS queries including, by way…

Top tips for managing seasonal workers for…

Meeting the demands of a seasonal and labour-intensive rural business can often result in employee management becoming a low priority. Olivia Bailey and Kate Shawcross from our employment and regulatory…

Plan early to avoid unnecessary redundancies, warns…

Businesses need to ensure they consider all possible alternatives to redundancy when planning their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s the message from Harrison Drury’s associate solicitor and employment law…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Preparing your employees’…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in our employment and regulatory team, offers guidance for employers after the government’s recent announcement of an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and its plans…

Construction sector update: Managing the reopening of…

Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property and construction litigation team offers guidance for contractors and sub-contractors during a period of uncertainty for the construction sector as the government looks…

A guide to commercial contracts and force…

Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution team has produced a step-by-step guide to help business owners understand their written commercial contracts, the terms of agreement within them and to identify clauses…

Planning for the future – Getting restructuring…

Olivia Bailey, solicitor in our employment and regulatory team, looks at how businesses can prepare for recovery from the pandemic and how they can restructure their business responsibly to avoid…

Can early years providers access the Coronavirus…

Kate Shawcross, associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s employment law team, offers specific guidance for early years and childcare providers looking to furlough employees and join the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.…

Coronavirus: How to preserve commercial landlord and…

Dan Boulton and Chloe Harrison, from Harrison Drury’s commercial property team, offer some practical steps for commercial landlords to consider in order to protect their interests during the coronavirus pandemic.…

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Making a claim

Harrison Drury’s Lucy Beachel and Chloe Harrison provide helpful guidance for businesses preparing to make a claim using HMRC’s dedicated CJRS online portal. Last updated April 27, 2020 The Coronavirus…

Coronavirus Act 2020: Implications for landlords and…

Harrison Drury’s Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed look at the Coronavirus Act 2020 in more detail, the importance of entering into a rent deferral agreement and why rent deferral arrangements…

What social distancing means for business: Hospitality…

Harrison Drury’s commercial dispute resolution and regulatory teams consider how the government’s business closure regulations will affect the UK’s hospitality and retail sectors. The government’s move to force closure of…

Employment Law Webinar: Accessing the Coronavirus Job…

Wednesday 22nd April, 11:00 Since the announcement of the CJRS, the Government has released several updates to the scheme. With HMRC’s online service expected to go live in the next…

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