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November 24, 2020 in News

Brexit Update: Agriculture Act 2020, Boeing subsidies dispute & continuity of medical supplies

Brexit and the Agriculture Act 2020 On 11th November 2020, the UK’s Agriculture Act 2020 (“the Act”)  became law. Some of the provisions of the Act apply to the whole…

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November 16, 2020 in News

Brexit Update: Brexit and Joe Biden, food supply to NI & border control posts

Brexit and Mr Biden The apparent success of President–Elect, Joe Biden, and Vice President–Elect, Kamala Harris, in the US Presidential Election of 3rd November 2020 has raised questions about its…

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November 9, 2020 in News

Brexit update: Civil judicial co-operation, ATA Carnets and trading with Switzerland

Brexit and Civil Judicial Co-operation On 22nd October 2020, the Law Society of England and Wales published three helpful guidance notes on the “Brexit” section of its website (www.lawsociety.org.uk) on…

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November 6, 2020 in News

Covid-19: Extension to Job Retention Scheme to March 2021

The Chancellor has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended until 31 March 2021. This supersedes both the Job Support Scheme (JSS) due to start on…

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November 3, 2020 in News

Challenge of PII renewals push firms to more collaborative ways of working

For many law firms, the traditional professional indemnity insurance (PII) renewal date of 1 October rolls around increasingly ominously each year. This year, some firms have even reported that their…

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November 3, 2020 in News

Brexit update: Telecoms, areas of alignment & import licences

Brexit and Telecoms On 16th October 2020, the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport published the following three guidance notes, which are of relevance to the telecoms…

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October 20, 2020 in News

Brexit update: VAT retail export scheme, HE and research

Brexit and the VAT Retail Export Scheme On 11th October 2020, The Sunday Times reported on the effect that the UK Government’s abolition of the VAT retail export scheme might…

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October 14, 2020 in News

Brexit update: Financial services sector and personal data

Brexit and the Financial Services Sector For some, the UK Financial Services Sector was under threat from the day (23rd June 2016) of the UK Brexit Referendum when the UK…

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October 5, 2020 in News

Brexit update: threat to UK car exporters but cautious optimism on post-transition period deal

Brexit and Rules of Origin On 1st October 2020 and following up on a BBC news item of the previous day, The Times reported on a threat to UK car…

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September 29, 2020 in News

Brexit update: Planning for no deal, company law reform and state aid

Brexit and plotting the consequences of a “no deal” As negotiations between the UK and the EU for a new post-transition relationship remain somewhat stalemated, the emphasis of the UK…

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September 29, 2020 in News

Help To Buy supports first time buyers but where is the incentive for developers?

According to central government data, since the launch of the initial help to buy scheme, which ran from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2020 (extended to the end of…

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September 25, 2020 in News

Covid-19: Key features of the Winter Economy Plan

Following the Chancellor’s recent announcement regarding the Winter Economy Plan, this briefing outlines the key features. Job Support Scheme The Job Retention Scheme comes to an end on 31 October…

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The impact of Covid-19 has thrown up both challenges and opportunities across the profession. We spoke to her about the trends she’s seeing as lockdown starts to ease and why #WFH is now all the rage.

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