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This Practice Note considers the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), first announced by the government on 20 March 2020. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is a temporary scheme, initially announced to be in place for three months starting from 1 March 2020, but HM Treasury announced, on 17 April, that this was extended to 30 June, and then announced, on 12 May, that it was extended until 31 October 2020.
Changes to the CJRS, with HMRC contributions to furloughed employee wages tapering progressively from 1 August until the scheme closes on 31 October, and flexible furloughing being possible from 1 July, were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 29 May 2020. For further information on the ‘flexible furloughing’, revised version of the CJRS, see Practice Note: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (revised version from 1 July 2020).
on the pensions implications of the CJRS, see Practice Note: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme—the pensions implications
on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), that may be available to those who pay tax on their trading profits through Income Tax Self-Assessment, see Practice Note: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme
on dealing with workplace issues during the coronavirus pandemic, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—issues for employers
on holiday and holiday pay, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—holiday and holiday pay, in particular the section on furloughed workers
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This Practice Note considers the different categories of contractual damages that may be available for financial loss (pecuniary loss), ie expectation-based damages, reliance-based damages and gains-based damages.For guidance on contractual damages generally, see Practice Note: Contractual
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) models are a popular way for governments to involve private investment, expertise and risk in procuring infrastructure, with the potential to deliver a project more efficiently and economically. One of the most popular PPP models for procuring infrastructure
This Practice Note considers proprietary estoppel from a generic standpoint.For industry specific guidance on proprietary estoppel, see Practice Notes:•Estoppel and property law•Mortgages by estoppelProprietary estoppel—what is it?Unlike the other forms of estoppel (see Practice Note: Estoppel—what,
This Practice Note considers the doctrine of forum non conveniens, also referred to as the appropriate forum or the proper place for a dispute to be determined. This doctrine is of relevance when determining whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a dispute and is applied
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