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FAQs - Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

02 Jun 2020
On 20 March 2020 the government announced the launch of its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme), which is intended to pay employees who would otherwise be redundant or subject to a requirement to remain away from work without pay and are instead designated as "furloughed".
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FCA updates on Business Interruption Test Case

02 Jun 2020
We previously reported on FCA's intentions to bring a test case to obtain court declarations that would help resolve contractual uncertainty in several business interruption policies, stemming from claims relating to COVID-19. On 1 June, it confirmed the results of its enquiries to date, and its next steps.
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Hotel management agreements post COVID-19: a new world?

02 Jun 2020
A hotel management agreement (HMA) is the core document governing the relationship between hotel owners and operators/managers. In a subsector of the commercial real estate industry particularly hard hit by COVID-19 disruptions, this relationship is being tested in unique ways.
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EU crowdfunding regulation – investor protection aspects

27 May 2020
In this article we consider the provisions that deal with ensuring investor protection, including examining who can invest on a crowdfunding platform, what standards apply to investor communications and marketing, what the pre-contract information requirements are and what the proposal says about investors who wish to cancel or sell their investments.
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COVID-19: back to work for some, furlough extended for others

22 May 2020
Since our last article on 7 May, there have been two major announcements: the start of a return to work, and the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. This article looks at these issues and some other developments that HR professionals and employment lawyers need to be aware of.
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ASA rules on ad for "pre-approved" credit

22 May 2020
The Advertising Standards Authority ("ASA") has published its ruling on a TV ad for Clear Score Technology Ltd ("ClearScore"), confirming its decision to ban the ad by the financial technology company after finding that it breached the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising ("BCAP Code") rule 14.11.
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Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 – an overview

21 May 2020
Following the Government's announcement in March that the hotly anticipated changes to the UK's insolvency regime would be rushed through Parliament with further, temporary, provisions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, insolvency practitioners and business professionals alike have been awaiting further clarity on what the Business Secretary's comments mean for businesses both in the current climate and more generally.