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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Davis Blank Furniss partners with The Growth Company and Citizens Advice Manchester to provide free advice to GM workers hit hardest by the pandemic

Davis Blank Furniss has partnered with The Growth Company and Citizens Advice Manchester to ensure that Greater Manchester’s workers who have been hit hardest by the pandemic can access free legal advice. During this period of uncertainty, many people across Greater Manchester are worried about their employment, from their employment rights, redundancy, pay cuts, to... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant – shares the Home Office’s latest immigration update

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Free movement between the UK and the European Union will end on 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021, the UK will implement a points-based immigration system that treats EU and non-EU citizens equally, prioritising individuals’ skills and talent over where a person comes from.... Read the rest of this entry →

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Karen Yates – Head of the Private Client team – on the importance of ensuring your Will is up to date and how we can help in a COVID- compliant manner

You may have seen recently that we launched our new online Wills form to enable you to start your Will from the comfort of your own home. We are a week into the second national lockdown, and we understand people are extremely reluctant to leave their homes. However, it is very important to ensure that... Read the rest of this entry →

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Karen Yates – Head of the Private Client team – on why LPAs are more important than ever, especially during the COVID crisis

We hope by now that you have seen our newly launched online Wills form which enables you to make or update your Will from the comfort of your own home. We can also help you make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) as simply and easily. If you wish to put an LPA in place,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Jennifer Smith – Partner in the Property team – covers the key points when selling a property as an Executor

Dealing with a person’s estate after they have died can be a significant and daunting task.  If you are appointed as their executor, dealing with the sale of their property may be one of the bigger tasks you will need to handle as part of the administration of their estate. In terms of the property,... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Flexible Furlough) until March 2021

The government has today announced that due to the new national restrictions it is extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which will now run to the end of March 2021. The aim, Mr Sunak says, is to give “certainty” to businesses in any lockdown including those in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Tier 3 English... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses the extension of the Self-employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) Grant

The Prime Minister confirmed in the House of Commons that the SEISS will now be calculated on 80% of average trading profits, rather than 40% for the month of November.  Therefore, the increased calculation will mean that Grant 3 will be calculated cumulatively on 55% of trading profits for the months of November, December and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang – Senior Consultant – shares the Home Office’s latest immigration update

If you’re in the UK You are expected to take all reasonable steps to leave the UK where it is possible to do so or apply to regularise your stay in the UK. If you intend to leave the UK but have not been able to do so and you have a visa or leave... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – discusses the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Flexible Furlough)

The Government announced over the weekend that due to the new national restrictions it was reinstating the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme which was due to expire on 31st October.  This has now been extended to cover the month of November.  It is believed it will continue until 2nd December. However, we are awaiting confirmation from... Read the rest of this entry →

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