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Do you want to stay up to date with the latest legal issues that affect you and your business? We regularly publish legal updates, guides and opinions on legal matters.

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10 July 2020 Electronic signatures in conveyancing

On 9 July the Land Registry published draft guidance setting out the basis on which it will accept for registration transfers (and certain other deeds) that have been signed electronically.

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Legal update

9 July 2020 Treasury consults on future lending terms of the Public Works Loan Board

The consultation has been prompted by the specific issue of ‘debt for yield’ to ensure that the PWLB can continue to support local authority investment.

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Legal update

8 July 2020 UK shared prosperity fund

The UKSPF has been proposed to replace the EU ESI funding for less developed regions, however a number of issues require resolution before the fund can be set up.

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Legal update

8 July 2020 Modern Slavery Act 2015 - updated statutory guidance for public authorities in England and Wales

This is timely guidance given that modern slavery will not be exempt from the health, social and economic challenges brought about by Covid-19.

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6 July 2020 Recommendations – how wide can they be?

In successful discrimination claims, one remedy available to a Tribunal is an appropriate recommendation. In this case of Hill v Lloyds Bank plc, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered the scope of a recommendation sought by an employee.

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3 July 2020 Non-payment of insurance premiums during the Coronavirus pandemic

The forced closure of many businesses as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Recent reports from the Office for National Statistics state that the economy was 25% smaller in April than it was in February this year.

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3 July 2020 Pay inequality

The High Pay Centre has issued its interim report based on the first pay ratios disclosed between 1 January 2020 and 31 April 2020.

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3 July 2020 Statutory sick pay - FAQs

There have a been a number of changes made to the statutory sick pay (SSP) regime this year as a result of the cornonavirus pandemic, so we’ve set out below some FAQs as a reminder.

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1 July 2020 Government extends tenant protections and introduces new code of practice

On 19 June 2020, the Government announced that it was extending the various tenant protections it has brought in over the last few months and, at the same time, published a new voluntary code of practice to provide clarity for businesses when discussing rental payments and to encourage best practice so that all parties are supported.

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1 July 2020 Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2020] UKSC 18

A landlord in a block of flats breached a mutual enforcement obligation by licensing one flat tenant to carry out alterations where there was an absolute prohibition against those alterations.

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