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Recent tabloid articles indicate there were over 1.5 million people still on furlough at the end of July 2021, with economists anticipating there will still be over 1million unemployed once furlough ends. This trend is largely down to the impact of the pandemic on smaller firms and the inability to retain all of their furloughed […]
The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is currently set to end on 30 September 2021. The scope of the CJRS has already started to decrease, with the Government’s contribution to wages – for hours not worked – reducing to 70%, from 1 July 2021, capped at £2,187.50, and then 60%, from 1 August 2021, […]
Employers may propose changes to an employee’s contract of employment at any time, but if the employee does not agree to those changes, the employer cannot unilaterally impose the terms. However, where an employer has sound business reasons for the change, they may be able to fairly dismiss and offer re-engagement on the new terms […]
Cartwright King is delighted to welcome all of it’s employees back to the office today following the easing of Government ‘working from home’ restrictions. The firm has remained open during the pandemic with many of our team continuing to attend, not just the office, but police stations, courts, care homes and hospitals ensuring that our […]
Michael Balmer successfully defended a former, professional footballer at Wirral Magistrates Court. The former Everton and Sunderland player – and Sky Sports pundit – was convicted in his absence in 2020, of 2 offences of failing to furnish (supply) information, dating back to September 2019, contrary to section 172 Road Traffic Act 1988. The client […]
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows us there were 862,000 vacancies available, for potential employees, from April to June 2021. This is some 77,500 higher than roles available, pre-pandemic, from January to March 2020. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, recently asserted, about the economy: “We are bouncing back”. Given such optimism, it’s not unreasonable to […]
According to new data from the Home Office, the number of student visas issued this year has reached record levels.
In the recent case of Mr Charalambous -V-Barnsley College an Employment Tribunal has considered whether or not a lack of belief in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement was protected by the Equality Act 2010.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has announced several important law changes for drivers throughout 2021 that could leave unaware drivers facing fines or even points on their licences.