From next week, Scottish pubs and restaurants will be required to collect contact details of customers. The move comes in response to an increase in Covid infection rates seen in Scotland over the past weeks. Unlike collection of these details to date, which has been carried out on a voluntary basis, it will become a statutory requirement for businesses to collect contact details and, as such, personal data.
As the lockdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic eases, it is noteworthy that the attitudes displayed towards risk appear to vary between extremes, particularly notable at that local microcosm of society, the local supermarket.
Personal injury practitioners will be well versed in the use of the Ogden tables when calculating lump sum compensation in personal injury and fatal accident claims. Now, nine years after the 7th Edition was published in 2011, the 8th edition of the Ogden tables was published on 17 July 2020 which brings these in line with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) 2018 mortality projections which were published in December 2019.
One innovation introduced by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 is the new moratorium procedure for companies in financial distress. The intention is to give company directors time to try to turn their business around before it enters an insolvency procedure, by giving the company a payment holiday.