Reminder of furlough deadline tomorrow

Employers should be aware that there is just one day left to place employees on furlough that have so far not been on the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Last month the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced that the current version of the Scheme will close to new entrants on 30 June 2020 and that only…

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Farnworth Rose Launch New ‘Assist’ Services

Farnworth Rose Solicitors have launched two new services to give clients more flexibility when they need help dealing with probate and setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). Traditionally most law firms charge an hourly rate for these services, but with Probate Assist and LPA Assist clients can decide how much they are happy to…

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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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