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22 May 2020 A pragmatic and common sense approach to Housing Disrepair during COVID-19?

The resolution of disrepair issues will not always be straightforward in the new world in which we find ourselves. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has therefore released Guidance for Landlords and Tenants.

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20 May 2020 Cabinet Office advice for contractual behaviour which is impacted by the Covid-19 emergency

On the 7th May 2020, the Cabinet Office released its guidance on responsible contractual behaviour for both public and private sectors relating to the performance and enforcement of contracts which have been “materially impacted” by the coronavirus.

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12 May 2020 Implications of the coronavirus on leisure providers

Due to covid-19 restriction, gyms and leisure centres are temporarily closed to reduce the spread of the disease. Nevertheless, the impact this has on leisure providers is critical due to loss of income and their limited cash reserves.

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11 May 2020 Whose clause is it anyway?

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the spotlight has increasingly been on force majeure and termination clauses in contracts.

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11 May 2020 Procurement Policy Note 02/20 - Supplier Relief due to Covid-19 in a school setting

Procurement Policy Note 02/20 (PPN 02/20) is asking contracting authorities within England to play their part in keeping businesses up and running, by continuing to pay suppliers.

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7 May 2020 Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) looks for fairer treatment of corporate customers

For many corporates, cash flow has been the most difficult issue to manage in the wake of the Government restrictions around Covid-19.

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30 April 2020 Retentions – can the cash be unlocked?

The current coronavirus crisis has prompted all businesses, large and small, to consider carefully their cashflow position and projections.

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28 April 2020 New measures announced to protect the High Street from aggressive rent collection and closure

In a move that will be greatly welcomed by retailers, the Government announced on 23 April that it will introduce new measures to safeguard the High Street against aggressive debt recovery actions during the coronavirus pandemic.

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28 April 2020 Challenges of home working in a time of COVID-19

Following the Government’s confirmation that the existing lockdown has been extended by a further three weeks, employers will continue to be encouraged to make all efforts to enable employees to work from home.

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28 April 2020 COVID-19 and declaring dividends

COVID-19 is currently having an unprecedented impact on the global economy. The legal framework in place for lawfully declaring dividends has not been relaxed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, so companies must take care to follow all of the usual rules when seeking to declare a dividend.

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