When the Coronavirus pandemic struck and the UK went into lockdown in March 2020, many employees packed up their workplace belongings and started working from home. As we now approach the end of October 2020, it appears that homeworking is here to stay for many of us, at least for the time being.
It is all too common an occurrence: a construction company or employer seeks advice in respect of a dispute under a construction contract, only for it to transpire that no contract has been entered into in writing.
As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, thousands of employers have continued to suffer financially. A new Job Support Scheme (JSS (Open)) will come into effect on 1st November 2020 and will run for a period of six months. This new scheme replaces the furlough scheme which ended on 31st October 2020.
One of the most valuable assets that individuals will accumulate during their working lives is their savings for retirement. It is not uncommon, therefore, that when a marriage, or civil partnership, comes to an end, parties will be concerned about the impact of any financial arrangements on their retirement plan.
With 2020 having been dominated by Covid-19 and its implications Brexit has, until now, taken a bit of a back seat. And yet, come the end of the year, when the transition period ends, there are some significant implications for all businesses. We want to ensure you have the information and support to help you prepare for trading in 2021.
Key things you need to be aware of and act on include:
In the midst of Covid-19, business owners have been concentrating on trying to appropriately manage risks and achieve some sort of certainty in relation to their commercial arrangements.
Dan Dowen, Commercial Contracts Associate Solicitor at Berry Smith, has been advising clients on how to put in place commercial and contractual measures to protect themselves against the risks associated with Covid-19 and considers below, the benefits of using Heads of Terms.
What are Heads of Terms?
Saturday 10th October 2020 was World Mental Health Day and has been termed the most important one yet since World Mental Health Day was observed for the first time on 10th October 1992.
2020 has been a tough year for everyone and months of lockdown has significantly impacted the mental health of millions of people worldwide.