COVID-19 FAQs: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furlough leave
Private health and social care
The Government announced the launch of the new Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), where employers can “furlough” staff and HMRC will reimburse up to 80% of the employee’s wages, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month.
Section 21 Notice and ‘late’ gas safety certificates
The Court of Appeal gave judgment on whether landlords can recover possession via a notice under s21 of the Housing Act when they had failed to provide the tenant with a gas safety certificate before occupation. We explore what the decision means for RPs.
Video: Anti-social behaviour (ASB) after lockdown
This short video highlights a number of key areas for social housing providers to consider after the ease of the COVID-19 lockdown—exploring case management principles, discussions around risk assessments, tools and powers and preparing for change.
PPN 04/20: Recovery and transition from COVID-19
A new PPN issued by the Cabinet Office provides further guidance on working in partnership with suppliers to deliver contracts during COVID-19, and also looks forward to transition planning in order to exit from relief in the period July to October.
Housing Case Law Update - June 2020
Read our monthly housing case law update, which includes recent cases from courts in England and Wales that are relevant to the #ukhousing sector.
COVID-19: Permitted development rights and unlawful development
Due diligence on the planning history of the development site is essential. We explore the appeal to the Planning Inspectorate for the refusal of a Lawful Development Certificate by Mole Valley District Council and what it means for registered providers.
Return to work and risk assessments during COVID-19
For a successful return to work during COVID-19, employers have a duty to carry out a risk assessment, implement safe systems of work and to keep these under review. Our risk assessment flowchart sets out the key issues for employers to consider.