Victims of domestic abuse “are permitted to leave home” despite social distancing laws, says Home Secretary

Victims at risk of domestic abuse are permitted to leave the home to seek support despite social distancing measures, it has been confirmed.

COVID19 – Government confirms that businesses can re-employ workers who left after 28 February

The Government has updated its guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, confirming that employers can re-employ staff that were either made redundant or left their organisation after 28 February 2020 and claim their wages from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

10 key matters having a Will allows you to control

Having a valid Will in place is essential for anyone who wants their estate to be passed on in line with their wishes to their loved ones and to protect them after you have gone.

COVID-19 – The Coronavirus Act and the impact on care

The new Coronavirus Act represents significant changes for those who require care, whether in a residential home or in their own home.

Domestic abuse cases rise rapidly, official figures show

The number of new domestic violence cases rose by 21 per cent in the three months to December 2019 compared to the same quarter a year before, official statistics have revealed.

COVID19 – Government publishes further details of Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Government has published further details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme that allows for ‘Furlough Leave’, which is a temporary scheme for at least three months, starting from 1 March 2020.

Are you up to speed with new Capital Gains Tax 30-day rule for residential property?

The UK is about to see a significant change to the rules surrounding Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on the disposal of residential property.

COVID-19 – The importance of updating your Will

The current coronavirus outbreak is an obvious concern for many, and the unfortunate reality of the situation is that some of those people who will die as a result of the virus will not have made a Will.

Children of separated parents “can move between households”, confirms minister

Children of separated parents can move between households during the coronavirus lockdown, it has been confirmed.

COVID-19: Government considers introducing statutory pay for self-employed

The Government is considering the introduction of Statutory Self-Employment Pay, following the measures introduced in the coronavirus job retention scheme.