What is a Settlement Agreement and why have I been asked to sign one?

A Settlement Agreement (also referred to as a Compromise Agreement) is a legally binding contract entered into by an employer and an employee.  There are used in connection with ending the employment of the employee on agreed terms, quite typically used when settling a claim or dispute. However, in these unprecedented and turbulent times they…

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Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

On Tuesday of next week, the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (Scheme) will start for small and medium sized employers in the UK to enable them to recover Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) payments. The new Scheme is just one of the measures announced by Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to support businesses affected…

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Coronavirus: Separated Families and Contact with Children in Care FAQs

The House of Commons have released responses to some of the frequently asked questions regarding separated families and contact during the coronavirus pandemic. This covers: Can children move between the homes of separated parents? How should parents comply with a court-orders for contact? How are child maintenance payments impacted? Can I visit my child in…

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Guidance released on working safely during coronavirus

For those employers who are already have employees working and for those in the process of having employees return to work, the Government has released its guidance on working safely during the coronavirus pandemic. It can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 The guidance is broken down into different sectors and sets out the steps employers and…

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Guidance On Moving Home Safely

Following the Government annoucement this week, which reopened the housing market, more guidance has now been issued on how to move home safely. From page 8 onwards the guide is aimed at buyers, sellers and renters, covering everything you need to know about the ‘new rules’ to make sure you move safely. Our residential property…

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