Furlough and self employment income support schemes extended

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021. The move means millions of workers will have 80 per cent of their wages paid for another six months.

Are electronically signed contracts the same as wet signature contracts?

Rebecca Robinson, director in the company commercial team at Wake Smith Solicitors, sets out guidance for anyone needing to sign a contract who is unable to be there in person.

Taxi drivers case hailed as ground-breaking decision for employees

A ground-breaking defeat in the Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that Uber’s drivers are not self-employed. The 25 Uber workers who brought the case argued they were workers with rights and not independent,…

My mum is struggling to manage her affairs – Can I help?

“My mum is struggling to manage her affairs, what can I do to help?” This is a query we have regularly received in the past few months and the answer is not straight forward. Jennifer Robinson, paralegal in the…

No jab, no job – can businesses force employees to have the Covid vaccine?

At the latest count the NHS has delivered 15 million vaccinations as its nationwide programme now focusses on people over-65. While some in this age group are retired, or looking at retirement soon, what rights…

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