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Retail landlords gearing up to issue statutory rent demands, says law firm Royds Withy King

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Retail landlords are reportedly ignoring government guidelines to protect retailers who cannot pay their rent by gearing up to issue statutory demands for rent arrears, says law firm Royds Withy King.

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Call for Government to urgently clarify Job Retention Scheme eligibility requirements for health and social care providers

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On Thursday 26 March the Government released new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). In so doing, it has created significant uncertainty as to whether health and social care providers are eligible under the Job Retention Scheme which allows businesses to designate workers as furloughed and recover 80% of their wages from the Government.

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Coronavirus Act 2020 – Emergency legislation regulating the eviction process becomes law

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All ongoing residential housing possession actions are suspended for an initial period of 90 days with further scope for a further period of extension thereafter.

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Royds Withy King signals continued growth with new strategic hires

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We have further strengthened our London, Oxford and Bath offices with the appointment of four new Partners.

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Budget 2020: some highlights at a glance

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has delivered his first budget and here is a quick look at some highlights we thought you may find useful.

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Campaigner and MP Wera Hobhouse joins Royds Withy King for International Women’s Day lunch

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Royds Withy King welcomed Bath MP Wera Hobhouse to their head office for a talk to inspire staff ahead of International Women’s Day.

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Pioneering lifestyle store secures private equity investment with support from Royds Withy King

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The Corporate team at Royds Withy King has provided equity investment support to the entrepreneurs behind a new kitchen, food market and lifestyle store which will open this summer.

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Health & Social Care sector team at Royds Withy King acts for the sellers of a Hampshire care home

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The Health and Social Care Team at law firm Royds Withy King has supported sellers of a Hampshire care home to Hartford Care, an established operator for an undisclosed sum.

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Asbestos and bad weather – do we need to do more?

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Storms Ciara and Dennis hit the UK and countries in Europe recently, bringing a wave of damage and disruption. Strong winds and heavy rainfall caused major disruption to travel services, led to significant flooding in some parts of the country and caused a number of power cuts. This is not the first extreme weather to be reported this winter. Other highly reported events include the devastating wild fires that have been raging for months in Australia.

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Immigration regime will be a disaster for social care

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The Government has confirmed today that its points-based immigration system will not include visas for so-called “low-skilled” workers, which includes staff in the health and social care sectors.

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Will Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts keep care providers awake

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In a landmark and highly anticipated case against Mencap, the Supreme Court will this week (12 and 13 February) hear arguments over whether time spent during sleep-in shifts in the social care sector can count towards working time for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage. The Court of Appeal previously ruled that only time spent awake and working had to be counted; however, the Supreme Court will make a final determination on the issue.

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HMRC updated guidance on situs of crypto-assets

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About a decade or so ago, a new way of exchanging value was born. It would be generically termed “ cryptocurrency” and the first hatchling was called Bitcoin.

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