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The Job Support Scheme: where are we now?

23 October 2020

On 22 October 2020, the government announced further amendments to the UK-wide Job Support Scheme (JSS), which will run for six months from 1 November 2020, immediately after the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) or “furlough” scheme ends.

When Acting the Goat Gets You Kicked Off the Farm – Where practical jokes end and vicarious liability begins

15 October 2020

"When grown-up persons indulge in practical jokes, the fact gauges them. They have lived narrow, obscure, and ignorant lives.” It is not often that a High Court Judge echoes Mark Twain in prefacing a judgment, but Mr Justice Martin Spencer did just that last week in his judgement in Chell v Tarmac Cement and Lime Limited, a link to which can be found here. The judgment is one in a line of recent decisions on the hot topic of vicarious liability, and one which serves to reinforce a recent judicial trend.

World Mental Health Day 10 October 2020 – Managing mental health issues in the workplace

09 October 2020

Statistics show that at least 1 in 4 people in the UK experience ill mental health (such as anxiety, depression, addiction and PTSD) each year. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many challenges to our daily lives and it is expected that the need for mental health support will increase over the coming months and years. Some workers may feel uncertain about their future livelihoods with the increasing risks of redundancy. Others may be experiencing social isolation after months of lockdown and working at home.

Companies House Reform and ID Checks on Directors

07 October 2020

On 18 September 2020, the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the government’s response to its consultation on proposed reforms to Companies House. In its response, the government announced a number of proposals, including compulsory identity verification of directors, which are aimed at “clamp[ing] down on fraud and money laundering’.

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