Due to the current public health situation and the impact of coronavirus on companies (e.g. self-isolating), Companies House is now automatically granting a two-month extension to file company accounts.
Simon Allison looks at common issues for employers during the coronavirus outbreak such as whether an employer can lay off staff and what happens if they are forced to close their premises. Lay-off/short time working clauseIn the unlikely event that your employees have a “lay off” or sho
Law firm Gilson Gray has issued helpful guidance for employers and employees looking for clarity on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to affect businesses of all sizes across the UK. Graham Millar, employment law partner at Gilson Gray, said while it is important to follow Gov
Scottish businesswoman Marie Macklin CBE has offered £100,000 community cash fund to support the communities of Kilmarnock, which will help tackle the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the places closest to her heart. Having seen first-hand how the pandemic is directly affe
Womble Bond Dickinson partner Ian Atkinson and managing associate Michelle Essen outline key points for employers and contractors to consider given the outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19. The construction industry has had a particularly difficult few years, with uncertainty around Brexit, high
CMS senior associate Christopher Dickson discusses the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on construction contracts. While the worst effects of the coronavirus outbreak have so far largely been felt in China, the escalating number of confirmed cases reported in Italy over the past few days has cont