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Is it safe to dismiss an employee with less than two years’ continuous service?

Many employers believe that it is safe to dismiss an employee with less than two years’ continuous service on the basis that they do not have ordinary unfair dismissal rights.   It is certainly true that the  general rule is that an employee requires two years’ continuous service to bring a claim of ordinary unfair dismissal […]

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If you've been contacted by the Insolvency Service and worried about the HMRC bounce back loan investigation, you need to seek immediate advice. Bounce back loan fraud is a very serious offence, which the authorities are looking to clamp down on.

HMRC Bounce Back Loan Investigation

Introduced by the government in April 2020, the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS) provided rapid access to finance for small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Through the scheme, SMEs could borrow between £2,000 and 25% of their turnover, up to a maximum of £50,000. While businesses took advantage of the BBLS, it wasn’t without

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Director Disqualification Update – January 2022: New Year, New Laws

On 15 December 2021, the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Act 2021 received Royal Assent and serves as an interesting development within the director disqualification legal regime. You may have read our previous update on this in May 2021 Director Disqualification Update after the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill had its first

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Director Disqualification and Coronavirus Bounce Back Loans

The Bounce Back Loan Scheme was introduced to provide financial aid to small and medium-sized businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The scheme enabled small and medium-sized businesses to borrow up to £50,000 with no fees or interest payable for the first 12 months. After 12 months, an interest rate of 2.5% per year becomes

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30 September 2021 – a Key Date for Insolvency Professionals

Background As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”) received Royal Assent on 25 June 2020. CIGA made a number of substantial changes to existing insolvency legislation. Some of the significant changes (discussed in further detail below) were in relation to the presentation of winding up petitions and

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Extension of Restrictions under Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

As of yesterday, Thursday 24 September 2020, the Government has brought into force an extension to the operation of a number, but not all, of the restrictions and measures found within the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (“CIGA”). This has been done via Regulation 2 of The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Coronavirus)

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Working from home (WFH) – the day in the life of a managing partner in the #coronavirus pandemic.

When a colleague first suggested I write a blog on WFH I initially did not think there was much to write about, but I was wrong. Whether you are an employee or a business owner we have all had to adapt the way we work, and we are all in this together. Statutory Demands and

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