Finance and grant funding: new grants to support retail, hospitality and leisure businesses throughout third national lockdown

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors may be entitled to up to £9,000 in grant funding to cover the costs of Covid-19 disruption, it has been confirmed.

Commercial property: Demand for industrial and logistics space continues to grow

Demand for industrial and logistics space has continued its upward trajectory over the past 12 months, despite the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest research.

UK data protection regulator issues new statement on personal data flows between the UK and Europe post Brexit

The recent Brexit trade agreement reached by the UK government has provided good news for the future of EU-UK personal data transfers, essentially stating that personal data may flow freely between the UK and Europe after 31 December 2020.

Bankrupt who failed to declare inheritance handed six month suspended prison sentence

A bankrupt who transferred his father’s inheritance to his wife to avoid paying tax debts has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence, it has been revealed.

Land Registry: House prices soar to record levels

The latest figures from the Land Registry indicate that house prices have risen by 5.4 per cent year-on-year to reach record levels, with the stamp duty holiday deadline looming.

Furlough Scheme: Government urged to publish the full list of employers who have claimed under CJRS

MPs are urging the Government to publish the full list of employers who have claimed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) amid concerns of fraud.

Commercial property: Government extends evictions ban until March 2021

The Government has confirmed that the eviction ban for commercial tenants has been extended until 31 March 2021.

Companies House proposes new director verification reforms

Directors should not be appointed until their identity can be verified in major proposals set out this month.

Employment: More applicants now from non-EU countries than EU countries ahead of Brexit

Recent research has indicated that the number of applications from non-EU countries for UK-based roles now outweighs the number of EU applicants.

Two in five parents unsatisfied with remote family court proceedings, study reveals

Two in five (40 per cent) parents and relatives say they “did not understand what had happened” during a remote or hybrid family court hearing, a major study has revealed.