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Have You Inadvertently Committed Furlough Fraud?

July 14, 2020

The Government’s Job Retention Scheme (or furlough scheme) has ensured that many people who would have lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic have been spared such hardship. However, the speed by which the scheme was enacted and the initial absence of information has resulted in some employers inadvertently misusing it. Unfortunately, as evidenced by the almost 2,000 whistleblowing calls to HMRC, there may have also...

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Using ADR to Handle Civil Disputes

July 2, 2020

During the Covid-19 outbreak the government has taken steps to encourage the business community to exercise patience and understanding. Some of this is through general guidance but also more formal temporary changes to the law. The “pain-sharing” concept extends to businesses, landlords, and suppliers being urged to exercise restraint regarding demands for payments from organisations whose turnover has fallen sub...

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Coronavirus – Managing Risk as Staff Return To Work

July 2, 2020

As the UK Coronavirus lockdown begins to lift, with non-essential shops being allowed to open in June and more establishments in July, SME owners will be conscious of the need to ensure the health and safety of their employers as well as customers. The risk of future regulatory enforcement action and/or personal injury claims will be praying heavily on the minds of many owners and directors’. To assist e...

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Business Continuity for Companies Impacted by COVID-19

May 27, 2020

Large swathes of British businesses have been materially affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Without a doubt, this means that companies have to consider the way in which their business continues and unfortunately, it will mean the end of the journey for some. Regulations in place and also some changes proposed by the government will provide addi...

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Pain Sharing Can Lead To A Win-Win For Commercial Landlords And Tenants

Pain Sharing Can Lead To A Win-Win For Commercial Landlords And Tenants

May 21, 2020

Many commercial landlords and tenants are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak. There are pressures from both sides, forcing the compliance of leases versus an unprecedented downturn in trade from workplace changes and stay at home rules. Even with the government setting out guidance on commercial p...

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COVID-19: What Are Your Business’s Debt Recovery Options?

COVID-19: What Are Your Business’ Debt Recovery Options?

May 18, 2020

It is no exaggeration to say that the Coronavirus outbreak has torpedoed the finances of thousands of successful and healthy businesses across the UK.  Consumers have tightened their belts, clients have cancelled orders and debtors are slower or unable to pay. The impact is widespread and cuts deep. W...

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Employee Dismissals During The Coronavirus Outbreak

May 11, 2020

With the Coronavirus lockdown now heading into its eighth week, all employers are taking a hard look at how they can best approach business continuity. We expect that many businesses will need to make some hard decisions over the size and structure of their workforce. Over the coming few months, employers may have to consider redundancies. Many ar...

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FAQs for landlords and tenants

Coronavirus (Covid-19) – FAQs for landlords and tenants

May 5, 2020

At LawBite we are seeing an increasing number of queries and concerns following the spread of COVID-19 and how it impacts the rental sector. We have brought together the most frequently asked questions, so you can understand more about how your business can respond and what support is available for you. Can a tenant stop paying r...

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Covid-19 – Guide to Furlough Staff

May 1, 2020

As the Covid-19 outbreak started to impact businesses across the country, employers have had to react to managing their workforces. To help businesses through this process, we have brought together the most frequently asked questions regarding the furlough of staff. What is furlough? Furlough aims to support employers and protect a...

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Homeworking Employees? How To Protect Your Company’s Cybersecurity

April 28, 2020

As Britain enters its sixth week of Covid-19 lockdown, businesses and employees are well into the swing of working from home. However, now is not the time to relax your cybersecurity policies and procedures. In fact, your team will benefit from a reminder on how to ensure they are using best practices to protect your network from possible cyber-attacks. ...

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