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  • Planning For the Future

    “Thanks to our planning system, we have nowhere near enough homes in the right places”.  Whether or not Boris Johnson is right to place all the blame on the planning…

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    Posted on 11 September, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Law Commission Reforms - Leaseholders to benefit

    Back in 2017 The Law Commission of England and Wales announced it would explore reforms to residential leasehold home ownership and in July 2020 three reports setting out the…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Chancel Repairs

    What are Chancel repairs?  These are liabilities that attach to some properties and can require the owners to contribute towards the costs of repairing the chancel of a…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Wearing Facemasks in Court

    As of 24 July people attending court have been asked to wear a face covering in all public areas of courts and tribunals in England.  The measure was announced at the same…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough Scheme Amnesty

    The Finance Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020. This among other things, started the 90 day clock running for employers to conduct a furlough scheme audit and…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Schrems II - updated

    Back in January we reported that Henrik Saugmandsgaard Oe, the advocate general to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published his advice to the CJEU in Schrems…

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    Posted on 6 August, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Employees and Holiday – Spanish holidays and Quarantine difficulties

    The Government removed Spain from the safe travel list on Saturday 25th July. This means that anyone returning from 00.01 on 26th July will be required to quarantine…

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    Posted on 28 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • ICO issues new Covid-19 guidance

    The ICO has issued new guidance to assist businesses reopening after Covid related lockdown. The guidance emphasises the ICO’s proportionate approach to enforcing the General…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Supporting Jobs

    Also announced in the July Statement on 8 July 2020, the Chancellor has announced a raft of plans to support jobs that employers will want to take note of,…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • It serves to be mindful of the rules on service

    A claimant solicitor who served a claim form and particulars of claim in a £100,000 data protection claim by post on a local council office during the period of lockdown, has…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Sick pay and Covid19

    The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers' Liabilities) Regulations 2020 and the Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers' Liabilities) (Northern…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Emerging from lockdown: five steps to working safely

    The COVID-19 Secure guidelines are supported by five key steps to working safely which employers need to implement. They…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Furlough – Some Useful Updates

    The Treasury has released its most recent Treasury Direction, dated 25 June 2020. This is the semi-legislative framework provided by the Treasury to HMRC, essentially…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Build Build Build

    The Government has identified construction as a means to rebuild the country, investing in infrastructure and making changes to planning rules to facilitate development. The…

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    Posted on 9 July, 2020 by Ortolan

  • Black Lives Matter: Employers urged to take a stand against racism

    Employers are urged to stand with their employees and prioritise diversity and inclusion. It is not enough to be not racist – individuals, employees and employers alike…

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    Posted on 4 June, 2020 by Ortolan

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