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Almost a year has passed since an independent review of the disguised remuneration loan charge was carried out by Sir Amyas Morse. The review set out clearer guidelines as to how HMRC should deal with loan charges and disguised remuneration. However, many businesses and owners are still confused as to what they need to do in order to resolve the issues of disguised remuneration.

Invest or divest: will 2021 be a big year for deals?

Whilst the business world has been hit by a series of extraordinary challenges, deals in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market have indeed continued to take place. There have been plenty of acquisitive opportunities; utilised either via offensive or defensive strategies which have led to the enhancement or protection of company positioning. As we turn […]

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Guests on Quantuma’s latest ‘Building financial fortitude’ webinar recently discussed prospects for the UK economy in 2021 revealing that it will be the best-prepared companies that would thrive as the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic persists.

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January typically sees a spike in divorce enquiries for many solicitors – and 2021 is expected to be no different, with the additional stresses and strains COVID-19 has placed on couples and families.

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The government is currently seeking views on a very specific proposal to ban the use of exclusivity clauses in contracts where the workers’ guaranteed weekly income is less than the Lower Earnings Limit, currently £120 per week.

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In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.

The implications of Maughan: the Chief Coroner’s Law Sheet #6

The new Chief Coroner, HHJ Teague QC, has just published his first legal guidance in the form of “Law Sheet 6” addressing the impact of the case of R (on the application of Maughan) v Her Majesty’s Senior Coroner for Oxfordshire [2020] UKSC 46 on coronial practice.


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