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Updated guidance provides advice to landlords and tenants on the provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020, and further advice for landlords, tenants and local authorities more broadly about their rights and responsibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. It covers rent, mortgage payments and possession proceedings, court...

The revised document sets out guidance for apprentices, employers, training providers and assessment organisations in response to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19). It outlines the changes that the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is making to the apprenticeship programme during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. If...

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...

Although it is not a change announced by the Chancellor on 8 July we thought that we would take this opportunity to alert you to HMRC guidance on the calculation of “usual hours” for the purpose of the new flexible furlough scheme that started on...