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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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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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COVID-19 - UK Government Support to Help SMEs

COVID-19 – UK Government Support to Help SMEs

April 27, 2020

This is certainly a unique time that business owners are facing throughout the UK, and the rest of the world. The Chancellor of the UK Government, Rishi Sunak, has provided UK businesses with unprecedented support to help them through the current economic pressures. However, we have been hearing from SMEs that they are unclear on how they can access these new packages and what they may be eli...

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Break Clauses – Four Important Things Tenants Should Be Aware Of

April 23, 2020

Whilst commercial premises can bring great advantages to SMEs, they can also bring risk when times are not so good. The rent on commercial premises is likely to be one of the biggest overheads for any SME, added to which there will be liabilities for the repair and maintenance of the premises.  Having the benefit of a tenant’s break option in t...

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FAQs – Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

FAQs – Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

April 22, 2020

The British government announced on 16 April 2020 that it will extend the Coronavirus lockdown for at least another three weeks. This will come as a blow for many SMEs whose cashflows are already highly precarious.   But help is available. For SMEs, this comes in the form of being able to...

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The other side of Covid-19: an employer’s guide to dealing with employee mental health issues

April 22, 2020

Some of the main concerns for people and businesses in this current Covid-19 crisis have been the physical health and wellbeing of our communities, as well as the economic impact of the crisis. However, there is another element which employers will have to deal: the potential mental health impacts of the situation. What should employers be aware of? ...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Does It Impact Commercial Leases?

April 9, 2020

The Coronavirus outbreak and resultant direction to businesses to close has put unprecedented pressures on commercial landlords and tenants alike.  After paying staff, the costs of premises are likely to be an SME’s greatest overhead, as well as being vital to the future survival and success of the bus...

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How to overcome a business dispute during this Coronavirus Crisis?

April 8, 2020

With many businesses facing so much uncertainty at the moment and as commercial relationships are tested, there is every likelihood that you will face some form of business dispute as a consequence of the Coronavirus. Whether this will be in relation to your customers, suppliers, employees or other third parties such as shareholders or contractors...

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