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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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The Job Support Scheme
The Chancellor announced his new Job Support Scheme earlier today, which will be introduced from 1 November 2020 when the current Furlough Scheme expires.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Test and Trace for Employers – Take away points
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently published guidance for employers on Covid-19 testing and contact tracing.  
LGPS Deferred Debt Agreements: What will they mean for participating employers?
Following a consultation undertaken during May – July 2019, the Government announced in August 2020 that it was going to legislate for so-called Deferred Debt Agreements (DDAs) to be lawfully concluded between an LGPS Fund and an admitted employer.
Homeworking – The big 5 points to consider
The Covid-19 restrictions have shone the spotlight on agile working in a way never before seen. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The Government’s response to proposed extensions to family-friendly rights
Last week, the Government published its response to the House of Common’s Petitions Select Committee's recommendations that certain family-friendly rights be extended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lessons learnt from lockdown – time to put them into practice?
Despite a number of restraints, working life appears to be getting back to “new normal”. For company secretaries and in house lawyers, it is, at last, an opportunity to look back, reflect and then put lessons learnt, since March, into practice.
Number of homes selling within a week of being placed on the market is at its highest level for ten years
According to a study by Rightmove, the number of homes selling within a week of being placed on the market is at its highest level for ten years.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: K v L
Last week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held in K v L that it was unfair to dismiss an employee for a crime that he was charged with but not prosecuted for, where the evidence was inconclusive.
It’s all change (again): possession claims and new notice periods
There are new regulations that suspend and amend Schedule 29 of the Coronavirus Act 2020. All new possession notices will now have to comply with the extended notice periods.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: New government guidance for employees self-isolating after returning to the UK
As coronavirus symptoms can take up to 14 days to appear, individuals travelling abroad must self-isolate for 14 days on arrival unless they are travelling from a country or territory within a travel corridor, a common travel area, or a British overseas territory.
How to run a redundancy: Webinar series
For many organisations, redundancies are an unfortunate effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is important for the organisation and the people that a redundancy process is done right. Recent statistics show that unfortunately this is not always the outcome. For example a recent Citizens Advice Bureau report suggest that parents, carers and disabled employees were
RIDDOR and COVID-19: When to Report
As an employer, all social housing and care providers will be a “responsible person” for the purposes of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013.