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A government leaked paper suggests that Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock have agreed to a proposal which will make it mandatory by law for care workers to receive a Covid-19 vaccination, according to the Daily Telegraph. More...

As a result of the pandemic, employers have had to face a number of challenges they have never seen before. Although restrictions have eased in certain parts of the UK, some parts have been subjected to local lockdowns, firebreaks and tier systems.

This means that it is extremely important for businesses to enforce the appropriate health and safety procedures imposed by the government. If they do not, some workers may decide the appropriate action is to make a ‘protected disclosure’. It is expected that there will be an increase in whistleblowing claims because of the pandemic.

In this article, we explain what whistleblowing is, and how disclosures should be dealt with. More...

On Thursday 5th October 2020, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced, that the Coronavirus Extension Scheme will be extended until 31st March 2021.

Full guidance on the CJRS extension has now been published and can be viewed on the gov.uk website.

To help you understand the changes to the CJRS extension from 1st November 2020, we have put together some helpful FAQs regarding the changes to the CJRS for you to read: More...

Following Rishi Sunak’s announcement on 24th September 2020, we had all been preparing for the introduction of the Job Support Scheme (JSS). However, on Saturday 31st October 2020, the Prime Minister announced:

“From Thursday until the start of December, you must stay at home.

“You may only leave home for specific reasons [...] This is why we are also going to extend the furlough system through November. The furlough scheme was a success in the spring. It supported people and businesses in a critical time. We will not end it. We will extend it until December.”

England will go into ‘lockdown’ from Thursday 5th November 2020. The restrictions will be in force for a month. To find out more about the restrictions in England, please click here.

If you are based in Wales, the “firebreak lockdown” restrictions have been in place since 6pm on Friday 23rd October 2020. The First Minister of Wales has reassured those living in Wales that the firebreak will end on Monday 9th November 2020 at 12:01am. To find out more about the restrictions in Wales, please click here. More...

The past seven months have been eventful to say the least. As a result of the pandemic, it has been a difficult period for businesses and we suspect there is more to come in the second half of the year.

In this updates post, we summarise the resent changes in the law and outline what to expect in the months to come. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com