Coronavirus (COVID-19) news & analysis—July & August 2020
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Last updated on 24/07/2020

The following In-house Advisor practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) news & analysis—July & August 2020
  • 24–30 August 2020
  • 17–23 August 2020
  • 10–16 August 2020
  • 3–9 August 2020
  • 27 July–2 August 2020
  • 20–26 July 2020
  • 13–19 July 2020
  • 6–12 July 2020
  • 1–3 July 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) news & analysis—July & August 2020

This table contains an archive of news and analysis on coronavirus (COVID-19) and coronavirus developments that has been published within various Lexis®PSL Practice Areas in July and August 2020.

24–30 August 2020

DateNews AnalysisBrief description of News Analysis
28 August 2020Sadiq Khan urges Rishi Sunak to extend Job Retention Scheme amid coronavirus (COVID-19) LNB News 28/08/2020 56The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, in relation to the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on employment. In his letter, the Mayor urges the Chancellor to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) beyond 31 October 2020, to avoid a ‘sudden unemployment cliff edge'. The Mayor asks the Chancellor ‘at the very least’ to prolong the CJRS for the sectors most affected by the pandemic such as retail, hospitality, leisure and the creative industries, citing JP Morgan predictions that up to 1.8 million people nationally could face redundancy under current plans
28 August 2020COVID-19: How HMRC will continue to support customers and the economy LNB News 28/08/2020 53HMRC has published a policy paper on how it will continue to support customers and the economy while the coronavirus continues to impact the country.
28 August 2020CMA writes to holiday companies following consumer protection investigation LNB News 28/08/2020 35The
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