UK Budget 2021: Furlough Scheme extended until September 2021

People wearing face masks on commute

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced as part of the Budget 2021 an extension of the furlough scheme until the end of September 2021. “Our Covid support schemes have been a lifeline to millions, protecting jobs and incomes across the UK. There’s now light at the end of the tunnel with a roadmap for reopening, […]

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UK Supreme Court Ruling – Uber Drivers Entitled to Workers’ Rights

Worker or self-employed? The Supreme Court has given important guidance on the dividing line between who is a worker and who is self-employed in its judgment ending the long running litigation brought against Uber by a group of its drivers. The drivers had contended that, although the contractual documentation they had signed with Uber styled […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Visa Applications

In these times of changing restrictions many visa applicants will be wondering what this would mean for their applications. The position is different depending on whether the application is made inside or outside the UK. For those in the UK, the position was improved by concessions made by the Home Office. During the first lockdown […]

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COVID-19: Self Isolation and the Workplace

The government has issued new regulations (Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020) containing obligations for workers who are required to self-isolate. These impose a duty on an employer not to permit employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or live with a person that has tested positive to attend any workplace other than […]

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Section 75 Pensions Act 1995 and the New Deferred Debt Arrangements

Background Section 75 and 75A Pensions Act 1995, as amended by Employer Debt Regulations, provides that an annuity buy-out debt is triggered on an employer of a defined benefit scheme in certain circumstances. These include:  Where the employer triggers a winding up of the scheme  The employer becomes insolvent   Where the employer leaves a multi-employer […]

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