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7 April 2020

Current issues for charitable grant makers

The coronavirus pandemic has increased pressures on the charitable sector in an unprecedented fashion. Many operational charities are facing a perfect storm because their usual sources of fundraising (whether through public donations or fundraising events) have been depleted in circumstances where beneficiary needs have grown exponentially.

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3 April 2020

VAT - going beyond the headlines

The Government has recently announced a "VAT Holiday" for businesses, meaning that the VAT payment due for the periods ended 31 March 2020, 30 April 2020, 31 May 2020 and 30 June 2020 won't now be due until 31 March 2021.

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31 March 2020

The right to trade wrongfully

On Saturday evening, the Business Secretary, Alok Sharma MP, announced that, in order to support business, the government intends to suspend the wrongful trading provisions contained in insolvency legislation.

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27 March 2020

Residential Possessions Update

You may have read about the Government’s intention to change the law to stop tenants being evicted as a result of Coronavirus. A Bill has been passed today which will impact on current possession claims and also on the service of notices.

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27 March 2020

Remember your Section 17 notices

With so much focus on rent concessions for tenants and the new forfeiture moratorium, landlords should make sure they also protect their rights to recover rents and other fixed charges from former tenants and guarantors by serving notice under section 17 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 within 6 months of the sums falling due.

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26 March 2020

Dispute Resolution in the Age of Isolation

Dispute Resolution Partner, Andrew Head, and Senior Solicitor, Bryan Shacklady, take a look at the implications of the coronavirus lockdown for dispute resolution, focusing on three key dispute resolution mechanisms: litigation, arbitration and mediation.

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24 March 2020

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

On 20 March 2020, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the “Retention Scheme”), which is designed to give employers support for paying salaries to those who would otherwise have been laid off due to the pandemic.

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