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.
Food & Drink Back to business: Employers, get ready After a long and difficult year, Scottish Government's timetable for exiting lockdown will be a big change for many employers in all sectors. What are the key things to be aware of when considering the return to work and, perhaps, some element of normality?
COVID-19 Coronavirus: Irritancy Restrictions Extended Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, tenants under a commercial lease could be evicted for non-payment of rent on as little as 14 days’ notice using irritancy provisions.
COVID-19 UK Supreme Court judgment in FCA business interruption test case On 15 January 2021, the UK Supreme Court handed down its much anticipated, final judgment in the COVID-19 Business Interruption insurance test case of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others.
Employment Further extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (21 December 2020) As a result of the ongoing pressure of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chancellor recently announced that the furlough scheme is again to be extended until 30 April 2021.
Business Services Don't call it a comeback: Extension of temporary wrongful trading measures In September, the Government further extended some temporary COVID-related provisions in the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020. Notably, the provisions relating to wrongful trading were not extended and so came to an end on 30 September.