Directors of companies that have furloughed employees and recouped part of those employees’ remuneration as grants from the government under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) should check that their companies were entitled to claim those sums, and used them properly, or risk tax penalties and, potentially, personal liability.
Legal Alert - July 2020
A monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.
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New law: New company laws enable shareholder decision-making, despite coronavirus restrictions, and extend time limits for filing at Companies House
Officers and shareholders of limited companies will welcome new laws that enable them to hold shareholder ‘meetings’ despite the coronavirus lockdown and social distancing restrictions, and which extend time limits for filing certain information at Companies House.
New law: Employers in England dealing with new requirement for employees returning from abroad to quarantine for 14 days
English employers are setting up systems to deal with employees who cannot attend work because of new laws requiring individuals entering England from abroad, including returning English holidaymakers, to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
A spouse or civil partner waiting to divorce, dissolve their civil partnership or legally separate under new ‘no-fault’ laws must now wait until Autumn of 2021, at the earliest, before they can do so, even though the relevant Act of Parliament will shortly be given Royal Assent.