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Government Updates: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, Job Support Scheme, Job Retention Bonus, and paying back claims made in error

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme As the nation once again adjusts to a second national lockdown, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced a five-month extension of the coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) from 31 October to 31 March. The CJRS more commonly known as the furlough scheme required employers to contribute from 1 August 2020. From…

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Cycling safely this autumn

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government have encouraged cycling as a safer alternative to public transport. The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has also suggested that the number of people cycling has increased by up to 200% following the national lockdown! Cycling is great for both our physical and mental health, so it really is a…

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Coronavirus and changes in SEN Legislation

Many parents, carers and support groups were concerned earlier this year when, on 1 May 2020 some aspects of the Law relating to Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and EHC Plans changed temporarily to give local authorities, health commissioning bodies, education settings and other bodies who contribute to these processes more flexibility in…

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Common conveyancing questions answered

If you’re buying or selling a property, you will probably have lots of queries. Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. 1.     How long will it take? This depends on many factors, including the number of other people in your chain of conveyancing transactions, how long it takes to obtain a…

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What to Do When COVID-19 Impacts Your Child Maintenance Payment

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically affected our work, home, social, and personal lives more than ever before in human history. Aside from the virus itself, this pandemic is stoking fear of financial insecurity and uncertainty to millions of individuals and families around the globe. Divorced and separated families are no exception from the wake of…

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Domestic Abuse and COVID-19?

We have sadly seen a dramatic increase in domestic abuse cases across the UK since the Government placed the country in lockdown. This has been due to the fact social distancing has made it even more difficult for victims to get enough time away from their abuser to ask for help. Refuge has reported a…

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