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 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.
COVID-19 Update on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and New Future Fund The British Business Bank has announced an expansion to the number of lenders approved under the CBILS.
COVID-19 COVID-19: A force majeure event? In the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, many businesses are seeking to rely on force majeure as a means to escape liability or failure to perform their contractual obligations or even to terminate contracts.
COVID-19 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Direction to HMRC On 15 April 2020, the Treasury issued a Direction to HMRC on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This was issued in advance of the online application portal for the Scheme which is expected to open on 20 April 2020.
COVID-19 COVID-19: Financial support package for charities announced On 8 April 2020, the Chancellor announced a UK-wide £750m funding package to assist charities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.