MacRoberts and coronavirus – Supporting You, Your Families & Your Businesses
The coronavirus pandemic continues to cause economic uncertainty across all areas of business and for individual families. As we gradually emerge from lockdown into a 'new normal', the full economic impact of the virus has yet to be realised. The furlough scheme is now winding down and, as businesses are starting to get back to the workplace under social distancing restrictions, we are now looking ahead to what the next weeks, months and perhaps even years may look like.
During the pandemic, MacRoberts has continued to provide our clients with expert legal advice as they navigate the challenges posed by the coronavirus. Our lawyers have frequently issued legal updates on the key issues businesses should be aware of, and you will find all of that information below. We have also produced a number of short webinars and podcasts on frequent updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme through our MacRoberts Live Bitesized series, available here.
As businesses get 'back to work', the Scottish and UK Governments are frequently issuing new and updated guidance on how the country should navigate the effects of the coronavirus. As has been the case throughout this period, MacRoberts continues to monitor Government guidance closely and our lawyers are here to support you, your businesses and your families through these uncertain times. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally or any member of the MacRoberts team – we are here for you.
On behalf of everyone at MacRoberts, we wish you all the very best and look forward to seeing you again.
COVID-19 Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme The Chancellor has announced an extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Previously extended to the end of June, the Scheme will now be in place until the end of October.
COVID-19 Coronavirus and the construction sector: A further update (as at 7 May 2020) Against a background of increasing calls for the construction sector to "get back to work" and amid talk of easing lockdown restrictions, the Scottish Government has updated its guidance for the sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Bounce Back Loan Scheme open for applications The Bounce Back Loan Scheme opened for applications on 4 May, enabling small businesses to seek financial relief during the pandemic.
COVID-19 M&A in SME Scotland amidst COVID-19: Thriving in the face of adversity? Our Corporate Finance team shares some common themes and insights gathered from conversations with clients and other professional advisors on the impact of COVID-19 on M&A activity in SME Scotland.
COVID-19 Coronavirus and the construction sector: A further update (as at 24 April 2020) The Scottish Government has updated its guidance on carrying out work in the construction sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.