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: Scottish Business Resilience Centre on Leadership Resilience Our Risk Management Team recently participated in a webinar organised by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), the objective of which was to provide thoughts and guidance to help us navigate these uncertain, unknown and unsettling times as best we can.
COVID-19 COVID-19: Scottish Business Resilience Centre on Cyber Security & Fraud The COVID-19 situation has unfortunately provided the criminal world with a goldmine of opportunity to prey on the fear factor of individuals and businesses. At a recent webinar, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre advised that there has been a marked spike in fraudulent activity.
COVID-19 COVID-19 and the construction sector (as at 7 April 2020) The Scottish Government's latest guidance confirms its position in relation to COVID-19 and work in the construction sector.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Your questions answered The Government is frequently issuing new guidance on how the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as Furlough Leave) will operate in practice. Our team answers some of the most frequently asked questions.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) Update: Expansion In response to feedback from the business community, the Chancellor has announced an expansion of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme that will be effective from 6 April 2020.