COVID-19 – Job Support Scheme

As the Coronavirus pandemic has continued to develop here in the UK, thousands of employers and employees have continued to suffer financially and with the furlough scheme due to end on 31st October 2020, many were left wondering whether any further support would be available.

On 24th September 2020, the Chancellor announced that a new Job Support Scheme (JSS) will come into effect from 1st November 2020 and will run for a period of six months.

Track and Trace: Staying GDPR compliant

Dan Dowen, Commercial Contracts Associate Solicitor at Berry Smith, provides guidance on how to ensure that your hospitality business can adhere to the Track and Trace programme while still complying with the GDPR

As most people are aware, the UK Government has taken a wide range of measures over the course of the Covid 19 pandemic to appropriately manage the spread of the virus and enable the public to live and work in the safest way possible.

Commercial Contracts: Post-Lockdown

With the country-wide lockdown having largely come to an end in the UK, restrictions have been eased and businesses will undoubtedly be formulating bounce-back plans to take their business from survival mode to a position close to their former trading conditions.

Businesses will be evaluating their position in  a range of areas including their finances, furloughed staff, office safety and of course, contracts with suppliers and customers.