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16 June 2021 Ban on commercial evictions extended

Stephen Barclay the Chief Secretary to the Treasury has today announced that the ban on commercial evictions is to be extended to 25 March 2022.

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9 February 2021 Are you prepared for IR35 tax rules this April?

From 6 April 2021, all medium to large private sector companies with a UK connection will assume PAYE liability for payments they make for contractor services provided through an intermediary if it takes the view that the contractor is not a genuine independent contractor but rather a “disguised employee”.

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5 February 2021 The Debt Respite Scheme and its implications for creditors

The Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 is due to come into force on 4 May 2021. It’s a snappy title but what exactly is it?

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18 January 2021 Law Society publishes new Q&A on electronic signatures and virtual executions

Navigating the completion of corporate transactions remotely and integrating the use of electronic signatures into this process has become increasingly common since March last year. Law Society Company Law Committee, which included our Knowledge Director Emma Grant, has published a useful Q&A.

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10 November 2020 Directors who fail to prepare, should prepare to fail

Two recent judgments demonstrate the risk that directors (of insolvent companies) face of being personally liable if appropriate records and procedures are not followed and if it cannot be shown that certain payments were in the interests of the company.

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27 March 2020 Chancellor announces levy on companies subject to anti-money laundering regulations

The Chancellor’s latest Budget Report outlined that the Government will introduce a £100 million Economic Crime Levy, otherwise known as the AML Levy no earlier than April 2022 to fund action to tackle money laundering and ensure delivery of reforms in the Government’s Economic Crime Plan.

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IR35 changes delayed to 2021

The much heralded, and controversial, changes to IR35 have fallen victim to Covid-19.

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21 February 2020 Credit broking: know your permissions

To operate lawfully, firms that broker credit to consumers by way of business must be registered with and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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28 November 2019 Supreme Court extends whistle-blower protection

The decision of the Supreme Court extends the scope of whistle-blower protection and is a wider approach than that taken in direct discrimination claims.

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22 November 2019 Capability – the cost of getting it wrong

An 89 year old former patient pathway co-ordinator has been awarded £200,000 by an Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal and age and disability discrimination following her dismissal on capability grounds.

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