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What exactly does it mean to be placed on ‘Furlough’?

The Government has introduced a Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers that have been placed on furlough, and will cover least three months starting from 1st of March 2020.

Employers can use a portal to claim for 80% employees’, who are on a leave of absence, usual monthly wage costs. This is capped at £2,500 a month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment employer pension contributions on that wage.

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Conveyancing Transactions During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

Howells are pleased to confirm that the Government has now produced guidance on the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak on the Conveyancing market and process. The full text of the guidance from the Government can be found here.

We appreciate that it can be a minefield trying to get your head around such guidance at this time,  so we have summarised the guidance as follows:

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Coronavirus and the effects on families and children in care or ongoing care proceedings – FAQ’s

With the current Government guidance about what we should be doing to stay safe constantly updating, this is a very stressful and uncertain time.

Parents, family members and children in care or involved in court proceedings involving the local authority may feel particularly worried about what the effects might be on their cases, and for children in care in terms of their living arrangements, education, and contact with their family.

To help, we have put together a guide on ‘frequently asked questions’ during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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