The UK Furlough payment scheme looks set to be reduced

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has started to plan a trimming of the furlough scheme. One suggestion would be to reduce the 80% wage subsidy to 60%. Another would be to allow some furloughed staff to work, but with a smaller taxpayer subsidy. If the scheme continues, the government will spend as much on furloughing as […]

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Your Virtual Solicitor – Our short and snappy legal burst video responses to the latest questions….

Riaz Munir answers the questions that we’ve received from the general public this week: Can an executor be a beneficiary? https://youtu.be/vCly36XUukU And can you make your own Will? (And we didn’t actually say No!) https://youtu.be/0C8YDWXDcl4

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The NHS faces compensation claims linked to COVID-19

As the NHS battles against the coronavirus, it is reported that they may find themselves with compensation claims because of the virus. Families of NHS staff who lost their lives to the virus because of a lack of PPE and people whose care was curtailed because of the pandemic are thought to be amongst those […]

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Calls for a furlough extension

The Government’s furlough scheme is currently expected to end at the end of June, however the Chancellor Rishi Sunak is facing increasing pressure to extend the Government’s £40bn job retention scheme to financially support businesses. Business leaders suggest that if the scheme is pulled too early, there will be an increase in employment rates and […]

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Teachers win their employment tribunal case

Three teachers have won their employment tribunal case against their academic trust, after they were dismissed over allegations that they inflated SAT results. The judge, in a written ruling, said that the teachers’ cases were ‘well-founded’ despite the raised concerns that the schools results were not in line with others.      

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Banks grant 1.6m mortgage payment holidays to homeowners

Following on from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement last month that mortgage payment holidays would be made available, 1.6m of them have been granted to homeowners. The mortgage holidays will help those who are unable to meet their payments due to the COVID-19 crisis.  

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Have you got a burning legal question that you need answering?

As we’re not able to host our library talks during the lockdown, we thought we’d bring the talk to you. So, if you have a question regarding Wills, LPAs or Inheritance Tax, email us at enquiry@thomasdunton.co.uk and one of our solicitors will video the answers to a selection of the questions.  Let’s make lockdown useful! […]

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Record discrimination pay out for bank worker

A bank worker, who was disabled on her first day of work, has been awarded a record discrimination pay out of £4.7m after she suffered continual discrimination and harassment from her employer. The employee, who worked for the bank for six years, suffered severe depression and psychosis whilst she worked at several branches of NatWest. […]

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2.2m employees furloughed through the goverment scheme

Figures from HMRC show that 2.2m employees have now been furlough through the Government’s job retention scheme. The scheme has been opened since last Monday, and 309,000 companies have applied. The cost to the taxpayer could be approximately £2.6bn.    

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Legal Aid improvements support the lockdown

The Legal Aid Agency have unveiled changes to support the most vulnerable during the Covid-19 lockdown. The full report can be seen below, but in essence people will receive immediate access to individual support for debt, discrimination and special educational needs cases  and those suffering domestic abuse will be given greater access by expanding evidence […]

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