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How to make a Will during COVID-19

Locking up the legalities when planning ahead in the virus crisis   NHS workers fighting Covid-19 on the front line, together with the elderly and vulnerable, lie behind a huge spike in demand for will writing over recent weeks, according to the professional body for solicitors.  The Law Society says many firms have reported a…

Redundancy

Countdown to contract changes for employers

Employers are on countdown for new requirements on employment contracts.  From April, the statutory requirements around statements of particulars are changing and being extended to include all workers, not just employees. It means that anyone starting work on or after 6th April 2020 will be entitled to a written statement of employment particulars in the…

Remote working

Keep data in lockdown while tackling the virus crisis

Businesses processing personal data need to keep protection of customer and employee data at the front of continuity planning as they tackle the coronavirus threat. Staff are likely to be working remotely or in different circumstances which could make customer information more vulnerable to data breaches, and cyber-criminals are ratcheting up their fraudulent scams. Alongside,…

Budget 2020

Sunak splashes the cash in 2020 Budget

New chancellor promises to support individuals and business as country tackles coronavirus threat Business rate cuts, cash grants for small enterprises and support for both employees and employers on sick pay were among the emergency announcements designed to tackle the impact of the coronavirus in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget, presented to parliament just four…

Bitcoin

Will cryptocurrency become mainstream?

The day cryptocurrency came of age The continued growth in cryptocurrencies has seen both legitimate investors and fraudsters attracted to the blockchain technology, but a court ruling that Bitcoin constitutes property under English law is likely to have far-reaching implications for all users.  The effect of the ruling in the case of AA v Persons…

harry and meghan

A new type of royalty lined up by royal couple

With the news that Prince Harry and Meghan are stepping back from royal duties, it may be royalties that see them through in their new life.   Before announcing their desire to spend time out of the spotlight, the Harry and Meghan applied to register the brand Sussex Royal as a global trademark.  The application was made…