Tag Archives: Government Guidance,

THE INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S GUIDES TO CORONAVIRUS ISSUES: SOMETHING TO BE COMMENDED (AND READ)

The Information Commissioner’s Office’s coronavirus information hub has been established to help individuals and organisations navigate data protection during the coronavirus pandemic.   The ICO is one of the organisations that has responded extremely well to the current situation. It has continued to give advice in a detailed and measured way, realised that there will be difficulties, […]

CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYMENT LAW BRIEFING 4: TAKING UP NEW EMPLOYMENT ON FURLOUGH

Employment law at this time is fast moving.Anisa Niaz-Dickinson gives the latest details of government guidance on  taking up new employment on furlough.     GUIDANCE ON THE 4th APRIL 2020 HMRC have now published updated details of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) which answer this question more definitively. As indicated in the earlier […]

CORONAVIRUS EMPLOYMENT LAW BRIEFING 1: CAN I RE-EMPLOY AN EMPLOYEE WHO LEFT AFTER 28th FEBRUARY?

NB THIS POST SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH ROSIE’S UPDATED POST ON THE LATEST GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – AVAILABLE HERE. This is an extremely challenging time for employment lawyers.  This is the first in a series where the employment team at Kings Chambers  will address issues that are arising as a result of the Coronavirus […]

Coronavirus Act amendments to the Care Act now in force and guidance on adult social care duties published

Arianna Kelly looks at the newly-published guidance on social care during the Emergency Period.   The Secretary of State made regulations on 31 March to bring into force extensive changes to the Care Act 2014. Guidance on the application of these changes has also been published: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-changes-to-the-care-act-2014/care-act-easements-guidance-for-local-authorities  Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities – […]

THE CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME: THE KEY POINTS EXPLAINED

Ben Williams,  part of the Employment team here at Kings,  discusses how the scheme works and draws on some of the many queries that have already been raised with members of the team.   It has been over a week since the Chancellor set out his package of targeted measures to assist businesses through at […]

Suspension of regulations to fast-track supplies to NHS staff and in turn protect companies hit by COVID-19

New measures have been announced by the government to enable further support to be offered to frontline NHS staff, and further support for businesses under the pressure due to the pandemic. Pupil Barrister at Kings Chambers, Shaylla Shabbir,  summarises their effect. The government has been criticised for not supplying NHS staff with protective equipment, the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for UK businesses trading internationally

The Guidance was recently updated to reflect the constant changes that are being introduced by the government. In this post we explore the various points of guidance the government have provided to business to try an minimise as much disruption as is possible given the current climate. Pupil barrister, Shaylla Shabbir, reviews the guidance and […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020: TIME EXTENDED

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has issued an extension of MOT dates on motor vehicles.  The guidance is available here.    From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. There’s separate guidance […]

Coronavirus Bill: implications for the courts and tribunals

The House of Commons Library has issued a report Coronavirus Bill: implications for the courts and tribunals.    The summary is available here.  “The Coronavirus Bill includes provisions to expand the availability of video and audio link in criminal court proceedings. The Government says the aim of these measures is to ensure that courts “can continue to […]

COVID-19: GUIDANCE FOR SUPPORTED LIVING PROVISION

Arevik Jackson, pupil barrister at Kings,  provides an outline of the Public Health Guidance for supported living.   The Guidance provides an outline of steps that supported living providers can take to maintain service delivery through setting out key messages to support planning and preparation in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of […]