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Category Archives: Employment

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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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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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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Davis Blank Furniss & UHY Hacker Young advise Cetus Solutions Ltd on its sale to Proact

Davis Blank Furniss and accountants UHY Hacker Young have advised Manchester (Trafford Park) based cloud and workspace specialist Cetus Solutions Ltd. on its sale to Proact – Europe’s leading independent data centre and cloud services provider. The deal enhances Proact’s market presence and adds further expertise for delivering cloud solutions and modern workspace services. Acquisitions... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – on Settlement Agreements for Employees

Myself and my colleagues in the Employment team have expertise in advising employees who have been presented with a Settlement Agreement by their employer or individuals who are wishing to negotiate an exit from their current place of work which more often than not will result in a Settlement Agreement. In short, a Settlement Agreement... Read the rest of this entry →

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Amie Tsang, Senior Consultant, Immigration and Property, summarises the UK’s new points-based immigration system

In July, the government published further details on the UK’s new points-based immigration system which will take effect from 1 January 2021, once freedom of movement with the EU has ended. To help you prepare, the Home office has published an updated introductory guide to the system for employers. This provides an overview of the... Read the rest of this entry →

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Kate Oldfield, Managing Partner and Head of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, discusses the importance of PPE as people start to return to the workplace

As the lockdown starts to ease many employees will be concerned about returning to work. They may be anxious about their journey to work or worried about their working conditions once they return. Workers in some industries are used to wearing personal protective equipment, but many are not. A considerable number of employees work in... Read the rest of this entry →

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Lauren Sever, Trainee Corporate and Commercial Solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss

Lauren Sever, Corporate, Commercial & Employment Solicitor, discusses Mental Health Awareness Week and home-working

Following the recent announcement from the government regarding the country’s roadmap to recovery from the Covid19 pandemic; employers are being urged to continue to allow their employees to work from home if and where at all possible. At least for the next few weeks, working from home therefore remains the reality for most businesses and... Read the rest of this entry →

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Shiva Shadi – Head of Employment – on the furlough scheme extension

The news that the UK Government has decided to pay wages of workers on furlough leave as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic for an extended period – initially to the end of July and then continued in a watered down form to October is, in my view, a positive and welcomed step and... Read the rest of this entry →

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