Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Following the Government’s announcement of the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (“Extended Scheme”) until 31 March 2021, updated guidance and a further Treasury Direction have now been published. We summarise the key changes for employers. Employers should note that the updated guidance clarifies that the previous scheme rules will apply to the Extended Scheme unless expressly altered by the updated guidance.

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Pensions regulator code of practice on scheme funding

The Pensions Regulator has published its interim response to its first consultation on the defined benefit code of practice. The changes require the Pensions Regulator (tPR) to update its Code of Practice on Scheme Funding.

Is furlough leave an option for struggling parents?

Lockdown 3.0 is upon us and once again schools are closed and working parents find themselves having to balance childcare and home-schooling whilst trying to manage their own work and responsibilities.

Court of Protection: capacity and lockdown part 3.0

The Court of Protection is a specialist Court, focusing solely on supporting vulnerable individuals. This past year has acutely highlighted the needs of those most vulnerable in our society and their dependency on others to help manage their affairs.

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Podcast: Lisa Nandy on the US elections and beyond

Richard Hermer QC, Murray Hunt and Helen Mountfield QC speak to Lisa Nandy, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Labour MP for Wigan. Listen as they discuss topics including the results of the US election, the UK’s international reputation and influence, when it is appropriate for the UK to intervene militarily overseas to prevent crimes against humanity […]

Economic substance: clarification of COVID-19 concession in Jersey

Since the Taxation (Companies – Economic Substance) (Jersey) Law 2019 (the Law) came into force on 1 January 2019, Jersey tax resident companies carrying out certain ‘relevant activities’ have had to comply with the substance requirements set out within the Law.


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