January 28, 2021
Furlough Scheme The UK’s unemployment rate has hit 5% for the first time in more than four years, according to official figures which suggest over 200,000 people lost their jobs in the three months to November. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also said 828,000 fewer people were on company payrolls through December compared to the pre-COVID-19 crisis month of February 2020. In new figures released this month, the UK’s unemployment rate has hit 5% for the first time in more than four years. The...
January 22, 2021
What is Mental Capacity? Your ‘mental capacity’ is your ability to make your own decisions at the time a decision needs to be made. Someone is said to be lacking in mental capacity if they are unable to do one or more of the following four things: understand information given to them relevant to a particular decision retain the information given to them for long enough to be able to make the required decision use or weigh up all the information available before making your...
January 15, 2021
Deadline for Ban on Evictions for Businesses Extended The deadline for a ban on evictions for businesses which originally was due to end on December 31st 2020 has been extended, and business owners who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have been given further protection from eviction until the end of March 2021. The announcement, by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick in December last year, is hoped to provide landlords and tenants an extra 3 months to come to an agreement on any unpaid...