Author: Esther

There are a wide range of contracts that have been affected due to the pandemic. The statement outlined below replaces what was published by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on 30 April 2020. The CMA’s view remains that a consumer will generally be entitled to...

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched the Kickstart Scheme, designed to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.   The £2 billion Kickstart Scheme is designed to create hundreds of thousands...

  Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced.   Small and medium sized businesses will have access...

List of Countries and Territories from where you can travel to England and may not have to self-isolate   Coronavirus regulations mean that you must self-isolate for 14 days if you arrive in the UK from a country outside the common travel area.   As lockdown eases the government...

Video Witnessed Wills are to be made legal during the Coronavirus Pandemic   The Government is to legalise the remote witnessing of wills – making it easier for people to record their final wishes during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information see here  ...

  Diners who eat-in will benefit from a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, any Monday to Wednesday in August. No voucher is required and diners can take advantage of the offer as many times as they...

The last day employers can submit claims for periods ending on or before 30 June 2020 is 31 July 2020. Employers can now submit claims for periods starting on or after 1 July. For further information see here.   If you have claimed too much or not enough...

Businesses eligible for the first Self Employment grant must make their claim by Monday 13th July 2020.   At the end of May the government announced that the scheme would be extended, with a second and final payment being made in August 2020.   The deadline of 13th July...

Are you ready for the introduction of the new way of accounting for VAT in the Building and Construction Industry?   This comes into force with effect from 1 March 2021.   The government had previously announced a delay to the introduction of the domestic reverse charge for the...