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The pandemic has produced challenges in all aspects of our lives, not least the job market. As the economy grinded to a halt, so too did people’s income.

As a result, the government put in place the job retention scheme. This was how employers could continue paying its employees the majority of their wage, by way of a grant, through the various lockdowns.

However, now the pandemic is retreating somewhat, the job retention scheme is ending. So, what support is in place, if any, to help us come out the other end? More...

On 14th October Howells Solicitors are hosting a 1 hour practical training session for employers operating in a post-furlough world. Our topics will cover:

  • Flexible working requests and hybrid working
  • Redundancies

The training session will be presented by Gemma Bailey, Head of Employment and Nayo Kirkpatrick, Associate Solicitor.More...

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...

Every hour you are in work, you should be paid National Minimum Wage or more, right? Wrong. In a recent Supreme Court case, an exception was highlighted. Read all about it here. More...

We’re coming to the end of the financial year, and it is time to look ahead. In this update post, we summarise the recent changes in employment 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 (
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes