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 COVID-19, contact tracing and protecting customer and visitor details As the UK gradually comes out of lockdown, pubs, restaurants and other businesses in England and Scotland face the requirement to collect customers' contact details – we look at the data businesses should collect and how this data should be handled.
COVID-19 Flexible furlough scheme begins Flexible furlough arrangements begin today (1 July 2020). We look at the detail of the scheme, the arrangements of which apply to those who have previously been part of the furlough scheme prior to 10 June.
COVID-19 Construction Sector continues to move through re-start phases Many in the Construction Sector will welcome the announcement from the First Minister yesterday (18th June) that as of Monday next, the sector can move to Phase 3 of the six phase re-start model agreed with the sector and backed by Construction Scotland and the Covid-19 Construction Forum.
COVID-19 The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – Restrictions on winding up petitions The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill is about to commence the House of Lords Committee Stage and is expected to become law at the end of June.
COVID-19 Flexible furlough: An update HMRC has published an update to the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme with some additional details of the flexible furlough scheme.