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The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 28 September 2020. The regulations: prohibits an employer from allowing a worker to attend any place (except the place where they are required to self-isolate) for any purpose connected to the worker’s employment;sets out the prohibition on knowingly allowing a self-isolating worker or...
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A recent Court case has demanded a window cleaner, Peter, must pay back almost £250,000 to the beneficiaries of his late brother Mick’s estate after he followed his brother’s wishes to give the money away to the homeless. This money had been given away following Mick’s dying wish, however he had not written a Will.  Without...
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The government has recently approved a proposal to reform the disclosure of criminal records. A review of the sentencing system found that a critical element in reducing offending was having access to employment. Having unspent convictions can be a barrier to gaining employment, so the proposal is to change the law to reduce the number of...
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Have you served the appropriate reactivation notice to your tenants or are you a landlord who has experienced difficulties with tenants during lockdown? There may be light at the end of the tunnel. With the rules on evictions changing again on 20 September 2020, 200 extra judges have been drafted to help with housing possession claims....
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In short, the answer is yes.  On July 3 the Government introduced a new statutory instrument which states that gatherings are “reasonably necessary” to facilitate house moves.  While local lockdown restrictions may differ from area to area, the Government has made provisions for house moves to continue.  All relevant protections must be in place and the...
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