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Can UK employers claim the furlough grant while employees are on notice? Clarity is required.

Notice Pay during Furlough Leave The latest Treasury Direction for the furlough scheme, updated on 26 June 2020, could modify the effect of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. New wording at paragraph 2.2 may be interpreted to suggest that notice pay cannot be claimed through the scheme. With retrospective application, employers require clarification from HMRC […]


The Secret Barrister

It is unprecedented for the Hot 100 to contain an anonymous figure. However, The Secret Barrister’s contribution to the legal profession last year deserves recognition. His or her book, The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken, did an immense amount to bring the plight of British justice to wider public attention. […]

Grays Inn

4-5 Gray’s Inn Square set for second merger in five years with Arden tie-up

Housing set Arden Chambers will merge with public, planning and property set 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square effective from 1 October in the latter’s second merger in just over five years. The new set will take 4-5 Gray’s Inn’s name initially, with Arden Chambers senior practice manager Emily Martin continuing to lead the legacy set’s work […]

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