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It’s Business as Usual Here at Gullands

As lockdown measures across England continue to ease, we are now open for business as usual but you will see some differences if you come to our offices in person. We have a number of measures we are taking to keep our staff and clients safe. Face masks must be worn when entering the building and your temperature will be taken on entry.

Alternatively, we can facilitate telephone, Skype or Facetime meetings. Any urgent or original documents should be sent to us by post/recorded delivery or scanned, whenever possible. Our full team continues to operate in the usual manner, so you will still be able to contact us by email and telephone.

Should any of our staff be unwell or unable to work we have an open file system which allows other team members to take over matters with the minimum of disruption. 
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on the usual number 01622 689700.

  • Monday 9th November 2020

    Furlough extension news

    With the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has been extended to 31 March 2021, what does this mean for businesses and is it the same scheme as before? This is effectively a new scheme so if an employer hasn’t used the furlough scheme before they can use it and ...

  • Monday 19th October 2020

    Government announces further support for businesses

    Due to rising Covid-19 infections and measures introduced to help reduce the spread of the virus such as the ‘rule of six’ and pubs closing at 10pm, the Government has announced further support for businesses which is designed to help until March 2021. The furlough scheme ends on 31 ...

  • Monday 19th October 2020

    Care workers receive back pay awards after employment tribunal ruling

    A recent employment tribunal ruling has awarded a group of homecare workers an average of £10,000 each in back pay, as it found they had been unlawfully paid less than half of the minimum wage for providing care to elderly and disabled people. The 10 workers were also on zero-hours ...

  • Monday 19th October 2020

    Gender protection in the workplace

    A recent ruling in an employment tribunal gives confirmation that the Equality Act not only protects workers who are going through gender reassignment but it also extends to those who identify as gender-fluid or non-binary. In the case Ms R Taylor v Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Ms Taylor had worked ...

  • Monday 19th October 2020

    News in brief

    Job Retention Bonus Scheme On 2 October 2020, a fourth Treasury directive and HMRC guidance were published providing further details on the Job Retention Bonus (JRB). Employers will be able to apply for the £1,000 JRB in respect of eligible employees between 15 February and 31 March ...

  • Monday 19th October 2020

    Employment tribunal time limits should be raised from three to six months

    The Law Society has called for the Government to increase the time limit for individuals bringing an employment tribunal claim from three months to six months at the same time it says that ‘urgent action’ is also needed to deal with the backlog of employment tribunal cases, which ...

  • Monday 19th October 2020

    Making a success of your family business

    It might surprise you to learn that 88% of all businesses in the UK are family owned and run and more than one in 10 of the UK’s largest companies are family owned. When running a family business, it is important for everyone to understand how the interests of the business vs the ...

  • Monday 19th October 2020

    Employment quick reference section

    Statutory minimum notice periods: An employer must give at least: One week’s notice to an employee who has been employed for one month or more, but less than two years. One week’s notice for each complete year of service for those employed for more than two ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Welcome to InBrief Autumn 2020

    We would normally at this time of year be seeing many clients and friends of the firm at the autumn ploughing matches and various rural events but sadly these have all had to be postponed. This year we are however delighted to be supporting the first ever virtual ploughing match, raising ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Virtual Ploughing Match sponsorship

    Gullands is delighted to be sponsoring one of the categories – Classic Tractors and Ploughs for the first ever virtual ploughing match which has extended its closing date for entries to 31 October 2020. Due to the restrictions on social gatherings many ploughing matches across the country ...

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