Limited companies will welcome the opportunity to comment on government consultations on potential changes to the rules about accounts filed at Companies House, how Companies Houses should exercise upcoming new powers to query information filed with it, and banning corporate directors of UK companies.
Legal Alert - January 2021
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New law: Government extends temporary relaxations that allow limited company shareholder 'meetings' to take place virtually
The government has extended its temporary relaxations on how a company's shareholders can 'meet' to make decisions, given the restrictions on gatherings of people introduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, to 30 March 2021.
New consultation: Government proposes changes to the law on non-compete clauses in contracts of employment
Employers will welcome the opportunity to comment on a consultation proposing to make it harder for employers to impose and enforce non-compete clauses on or against ex-employees after they leave their job.
A person in a relationship with someone who uses finances to exercise coercive control over them will be able to take advantage of proposals to make 'economic abuse' a form of domestic abuse, as such cases continue to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The government has confirmed new Living Wage and National Minimum Wage rates from 1 April 2021.
New law: COVID-related legal protections, for commercial tenants in arrears of rent in England, extended to 31 March 2021
Tenants of commercial property in England will welcome a further extension to temporary laws that protect them from certain legal actions by their landlords for arrears of rent, to 31 March 2021.