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    Coronavirus

    Furloughing working parents during school closure

    Olivia Bailey and Hannah Pike, from Harrison Drury’s employment team, outline how furloughing may be an option for employers wanting to support employees that are home-schooling during the current national…

    Dealing with “loss of business” insurance claims…

    Supreme Court backs small firms over business interruption insurance claims On the 15th January 2021 the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in relation to the nature and extent of…

    Preparing your business for sale during Covid-19

    In our latest guest blog post, Keith Tully from business recovery specialists Begbies Traynor looks at the issues around selling your business during the pandemic and explores the options for…

    E-marketing to customers during lockdown – A…

    With lockdown restrictions still in place, more businesses are using digital marketing to promote their services and products. David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, considers the…

    Furlough extension – Everything you need to…

    Kate Shawcross and Zoe Edwards from Harrison Drury’s employment team discuss the updates and extensions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. On 5 November, the chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the…

    Job Support Scheme payments – Reducing the…

    David Edwards, director and head of Harrison Drury’s regulatory team, looks at how HMRC intends to prevent abuse of the Job Support Scheme and what steps employers need to take…

    The Job Support Scheme: The government’s new…

    The government introduced the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to replace the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which comes to an end on 31 October, 2020. Olivia Bailey and Zoe Edwards, from…

    COVID-19 update: Commercial landlords and tenants

    With lockdowns still in place across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no respite to the challenges facing the commercial property sector. Hayley Bamber and Abbie Seed,…

    What is an employee’s right to privacy…

    Since March 2020, many employers across the UK have implemented ‘remote’ or ‘home working’ arrangements to comply with government guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hannah Pike and Olivia Bailey, from…

    Structuring a business sale following coronavirus

    Kerry Southworth, solicitor in the corporate team at Harrison Drury, looks at some of the options for structuring a corporate deal at a time when some valuations will be diminished. …

    What happens if a furloughed employee has…

    Enterprise management incentive options (EMI options) are a type of share option commonly granted by companies looking to retain key employees through equity interests. Kerry Southworth, solicitor and corporate law…

    How the new Job Retention Bonus will…

    On 8 July, 2020, the government announced a new Job Retention Bonus for employers. Kate Shawcross from Harrison Drury’s Employment and Regulatory Team takes a look at what this means…

    Coronavirus and the regulatory burden of care…

    David Edwards highlights the importance for care homes to continue their compliance with the Care Quality Commission's regulatory system during the coronavirus pandemic and outlines the principle areas for consideration.…

    Dairy Response Fund – Support launched for…

    Following increasing pressure from several agricultural organisations, including The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), the NFU, and others, a new hardship fund for dairy farmers has now opened.…

    Rights and remedies for tenants and landlords…

    Hayley Bamber, property litigation specialist at Harrison Drury, offers guidance on how landlords and tenants can reach agreements regarding rent payments and take a proactive approach to renegotiating a lease.…

    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…

    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…

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