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News, Articles & Events: March 2020

Further to our series of articles discussing the differences between ‘Golden Brick’ and ‘Turnkey’ construction structures from a care operator’s perspective, this article will provide an overview of the three main routes to which a care developer can acquire land for development. This could be either where the developer is developing for an onward market […]

Last Updated: 16:20, 1st September 2020 In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the first phase of easing of lockdown restrictions, the government has updated its guidance to allow people in England to move homes where this can happen safely and in line with social distancing guidelines. A link to the government’s full announcement can […]

Last updated 16:30, 08 October 2020 Company directors will undoubtedly be holding regular discussions to discuss the impact of, and their response to, the Coronavirus outbreak. Most of these discussions will not require formal decisions in the sense required by companies legislation, but will still take place in a board setting. There are some decisions […]

On 26th March 2020, and following on the heels of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a scheme to support self-employed individuals affected by the Coronavirus outbreak (the “Scheme”). The Scheme will enable self-employed persons to apply to HMRC for taxable grants to cover most of their average monthly trading […]

Updated: 11:30, 24 September 2020 Latest Updates: Details have been published of the Kickstart scheme; a fund which can be drawn upon by employers when creating new job placements for young people. HMRC guidance on what to do if an employer has claimed the incorrect amount under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been clarified. […]

Last updated 09:30am, 1st December 2021 Over the course of the pandemic since March 2020 the Government has put in place a series of differing controls, with the aim to having the largest effect on controlling the Coronavirus epidemic with the lowest health, economic and social costs. Following the initial lockdown from March to May […]

COVID-19 is providing daunting challenges for all in business. Disruption is inevitable, as we all work out how best to move forward as the impact of COVID-19 spreads. Our Commercial Contracts and Supply Chain FAQs give useful guidance on some of the key clauses in contracts to review in the current environment. In this note […]

Beware the requirements of consumer law School is shut for the majority of our children for what could be several months, meaning parents and carers need support in the role they are assuming as their child’s in-house tutor. Therefore, any help in sustaining the educational outcomes a child looks to achieve will be welcome. The […]

Freeths have advised BGF (Business Growth Fund) on its £8m investment in well know pottery and home wares company Emma Bridgewater based in Stoke-on-Trent. The deal was closed with Bajit Atwal, working closely with colleague across the firm including Intellectual Property specialists to get the deal completed. Freeths team commented: “This was a great deal […]

Last updated 12:00, 7 March 2022 Initially, in the media, it was reported that policy holders were unlikely to receive cover for COVID-19 related losses. For example on 17 March 2020, the headline of this BBC article read: Coronavirus: No insurance cover for most virus-hit businesses However, we cast doubt that it was this simple at […]

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