Article What parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the coronavirus outbreak

1. Closures of schools, childcare and other educational settings 1.1 What age groups does this cover? The closures apply to registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), primary and secondary schools and colleges and other providers. This is for both state-funded and independent schools. 1.2 Will it be mandatory for all schools, colleges and other providers to remain open in […]

Article COVID-19: Global Real Estate Implications Real estate policy Countries around the world have implemented changes to real estate policy in order to lessen the burden on tenants and in some cases landlords: In the U.S., many decisions are made at the state and local level, and at least 34 states have temporarily prohibited evictions. At the same time, the […]

Article What should employers be doing in the current situation?

From the CIPD’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): employer response guide (21 April 2020) Organisations should focus on planning and prevention with both urgency and calm. Do what you can to immediately protect staff and to cope with the changing environment. The government has introduced measures (starting 23 March) requiring that people should only leave home for one of four […]

Article Education

The Impact of COVID-19 on the working lives of business, management and economics academics Guidance and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) in educational settings for staff, parents and carers, pupils and students. (Gov.Uk, 24 April 2020) Action for schools during the coronavirus outbreak (Gov.Uk, 19 April 2020) What schools need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

Article Filing

From 25 March 2020 businesses can apply for a 3-month extension for filing their accounts. As part of the agreed measures, while companies will still have to apply for the 3-month extension to be granted, those citing issues around COVID-19 will be automatically and immediately granted an extension. Applications can be made through a fast-tracked online system […]

Article Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF)

Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) The new Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF) means that the Bank of England will buy short-term debt from larger companies. This will support companies which are fundamentally strong, but have been affected by a short-term funding squeeze. It will also support corporate finance markets overall and ease the supply of […]