At the time of writing some 4.61 million people in the UK have received their initial Covid-19 vaccination, most over the age of 70 and in the main retired. With the aim of the government to ensure that all over 18s have been offered the vaccine by September, increasingly employers will be thinking about how […]
After several months of winding down, the financial support offered to employers under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will end on 31 October 2020. Over recent months the Government has been urged by some to extend the CJRS with fears raised that its withdrawal would result in large-scale redundancies and significant unemployment. The Government […]
On 12 June 2020, the government published new and updated guidance on its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), implementing changes that were first announced by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in late May. We summarise the latest changes and consider their implications and consequences below. Flexible furlough With effect from 1 July 2020, employers will be […]
Since it was announced on 20 March 2020, the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has seen various revisions and updates. Our previous summary of the CJRS and the Government’s guidance can be seen here. The latest CJRS factsheet published by the Government indicates that, as of 24 May 2020, 1m employers had taken advantage […]
Fladgate LLP has advised Zouk Capital, the manager of the UK Treasury’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund (CIIF), on CIIF’s joint venture with multinational telecommunications company Liberty Global (to be called Liberty Charge) which will roll out on-street residential electric vehicle charging points in the UK. CIIF is the dedicated fund established by the UK Government […]
On 26 March the Government (HMRC) published guidance giving details of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The guidance has since been updated a number of times; on 4 April, 9 April, 15 April, 17 April and most recently on 20 April. The current, updated guidance can be seen here. On 15 April the Treasury also […]
The Supreme Court has ruled that thousands of Morrisons’ employees will not be entitled to any compensation, following a recent decision that the UK’s fourth largest chain of supermarkets was not vicariously liable for a rogue employee leaking payroll information online. Importantly, the Supreme Court’s judgment also gives clear guidance that the motive for any […]
The Covid-19 pandemic is having far-reaching consequences for businesses across the globe. Partner Mike Tremeer and Associate Ingrid Hesselbo remind small business based in the UK to consider all measures available before proceeding with redundancy as a last resort. See their helpful guide on SmallBusiness.co.uk.
Ever-increasing coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and guidance has understandably led to us receiving a large number of requests for advice on employment related issues. In this mailing we summarise the most popular FAQs for you, including rights and pay for self-isolating employees and those with caring responsibilities. Are employees entitled to pay when self-isolating? The Statutory […]
Fladgate has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on real-estate backed investments and their JV partner APAM, on the sale of Arlington Business Park (ABP) to Singapore’s CapitaLand for a total consideration of £129.25 million. Patron Capital and APAM acquired the business park in 2015, and Fladgate advised the joint venture on this […]
Samira Ahmed successful in equal pay case against the BBC On Friday 10 January 2020, the London Central Employment Tribunal delivered its much-anticipated judgment in the equal pay case pursued by journalist Samira Ahmed. This follows the hearing that took place in October and November 2019 and which attracted widespread media attention (as you might […]
This was a question referred to the European Court of Human Rights in the recent case of Garamukanwa v United Kingdom. Coincidentally, much the same question was put to the Scottish Court of Session earlier this year in BC and others v Chief Constable Police Service of Scotland and others. Both cases together provide a […]
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