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With lockdown measures being eased, the world as a whole is getting used to our ‘new normal’, wearing face masks, keeping a distance, etc. However, some normality has begun to resume; we are finally able to board planes and travel abroad again… or so we thought? More...

The Business Impact of Coronavirus Survey (BICS) found that between the 15th June and 28th June 2020:

  • 22% of the UK workforce had been furloughed.
  • 51% of the UK workforce who continued working were working remotely; and
  • 49% of the UK workforce who continued working, continued working at their normal place of work.

Lockdown measures are now being eased, pubs are opening back up and we are now able to meet with family and friends, but as a result of COVID-19, many businesses have had to evolve and are continuing to evolve to ensure that their business is secure.

Google and Facebook employees will be working from home until the end of the year. Twitter have told staff they can work from home ‘forever’ and Barclays Bank has stated that the office ‘may be a thing of the past’.

In fact, many employers during the COVID-19 pandemic might have found that homeworking is effective for both the business and their employees. It might be that when employees are able to return to work, employers allow their employees to divide their time between the office and home. More...

History books will certainly mark the year 2020 as the year of COVID-19. The global pandemic caused by the deadly virus will undoubtedly change the world we know. We already see changes to the way we shop, eat and work as the list of “the new normal” seems endless.

Changes to the way we live give many business owners new ideas on how to carry their business post-COVID-19 to adapt to people’s new needs and expectations. Given the lockdown, many businesses are turning to an online presence only.

We regularly see many commercial property tenants reviewing their leases and thinking about shifting their businesses to online presence only. Although the idea to cut the costs of the premises and move businesses online is advantageous in principle, many residential properties have certain restrictive covenants on the title which prohibit what can and can’t be carried out at the property. These often include restrictions on “carrying out business”, such as running an online business from home. More...

This year has been a remarkable one to date. It’s hard to believe that a few months ago life was normal, we were going about our days blissfully unaware that we would shortly be experiencing a global pandemic.

Since then, Coronavirus has had a severe impact on businesses, especially those in the hospitality and events industry. We don’t know when normality will return, however, we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you and your business during these difficult times. More...

We understand that we are in unprecedented times. Everyone is looking for guidance, and it’s not always clear where to look for answers.

If you have been furloughed and are concerned about returning to work, you are not alone. We have received many messages with questions about returning to work after lockdown. So much so, that we have decided to compile the FAQs.

Here’s a guide to your rights in Wales if your employer wants you back in the workplace. 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