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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Calls for emergency legislation to protect healthcare workers against negligence claims

The Medial Defence Union, which provides legal support for healthcare professionals, is calling for a debate surrounding emergency legislation to protect staff from medical negligence claims during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government have promised that they will cover the costs of any future legal actions, although this is estimated to run into billions of pounds. […]

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The Property market since lockdown

It can be a stressful time when you decide to sell or purchase a property, so the advent of the lockdown has now made this increasingly hard. Since the lockdown began, figures from Rightmove have shown that the average price of a property coming to market has fallen by 0.2% and the amount of properties […]

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The Government’s Furlough Scheme covers 1m workers after its first day

Yesterday saw the launch of the Government’s online application system for businesses to furlough their staff. The scheme, which will cover 80% of the wages of staff, up to a maximum of £2,500 a month saw a huge number of applications. The Chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced that more than 140,000 companies, with a total of […]

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