Article Tag: Pandemic

COVID-19 Spring Announcement – Impact on Employment

COVID-19 Spring announcement and the Government Response

On 22nd February 2021, Boris Johnson provided a Spring announcement which included his four-point roadmap out of the UK’s third national lockdown. The Government has also released a 68-page document titled: ‘COVID-19 Response Spring 21’ (“Government Response”). What does this update mean for employers and what impact does it have on employment? Warren Moores discusses…. Read more »

Commercial Landlords: Pursuing Rent Arrears During a Pandemic

calendar with rent due sticker - how can commercial landlords pursue rent arrears?

2021 is well underway and landlords are still facing challenges with their commercial tenants due to the impact of the pandemic – the most common problem being tenants not paying their rent. Currently, there is a moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent. This also applies to all payments to be made… Read more »

Companies House to Resume Enforcement of Its Strike off Process

Man filing documents and writing on sheet of paper - companies house to resume strike off process

In April, as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Companies House introduced temporary measures to its enforcement powers against companies that fail to comply with their statutory filing obligations. Those measures included: Pausing the strike of process to prevent companies from being dissolved; and Treating late filing penalty appeals sympathetically where the late delivery was… Read more »

Covid-19 – Can Force Majeure in a Contract be Called Upon?

“Force Majeure” is a clause written into many contracts, which allows a supplier or customer to suspend its obligations under some circumstances. The Covid-19 virus has wide reaching ramifications for businesses, especially SMEs. Many companies are either implementing or hastily developing plans for employees to work from home or shut down for a period now that the disease… Read more »