Tags: Coronavirus

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: Impact of COVID-19 on supply chains

July 29, 2020

The new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill introduces an unprecedented level of protection to insolvent companies in supply chains. Suppliers will now be obliged to continue providing goods and services despite the fact the recipient is in an insolvency process.

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: Company law in the time of COVID-19

July 29, 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill offers directors of struggling companies with some welcomed respite in regards to some of their decisions and action during the COVID-19 period. There is relief available with regards to personal liability for wrongful trading, voluntary moratoriums and restructuring options.

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill: Statutory demands, winding up petitions and considerations for creditors

July 29, 2020

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill introduces substantial restrictions on the circumstances when a winding up petition can be brought, to the extent that this will effectively be an unviable option for many creditors seeking to take enforcement action over the next few months.

How will the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill affect my business?

July 29, 2020

The introduction of the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill has been a far-reaching aid to businesses disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, although some of those measures are somewhat controversial.

EMI share schemes and the impact of furlough leave

July 14, 2020

Government announces temporary changes to Employee Management Incentive (EMI) legislation from 19 March 2020 to 5 April 2021.

Temporary Companies House changes due to Covid-19

July 10, 2020

On 27 June, new temporary regulations were published by Companies House.

Updated Treasury direction on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

June 29, 2020

True to form for a Friday afternoon, the government issued updated documentation relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). This time it’s a new Treasury Direction. This is the document that gives the scheme its legal effect. The “original CJRS directions”, as they are now defined, will continue to apply but they will be modified and updated by this new direction.

What is the likely impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on wider NHS services?

June 25, 2020

At the time of writing this, the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK appears to be on the decline. The R number remains under 1 and both new infected cases and Covid-19 related deaths continue to steadily decrease. Whilst there are, understandably, concerns about a “second wave”, the NHS, at least at present, has survived and not succumbed to the saturation that was, at one point, feared.

What is Flexible Furlough?

June 16, 2020

On Friday 12 June, HMRC published updated guidance in respect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Should I be considering data protection if I want to test my staff for Covid-19 when they return to work?

June 9, 2020

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak has bought many changes to how our workplaces will operate now and in the future, in order to comply with government guidance and to keep people safe. Some employers will be looking at testing their employees for Covid-19 when they return to work, but many will not have considered data protection laws.