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We are delighted to inform you that, in line with non-essential retail reopening on Monday 12th April, our offices will also re-open on that date. In accordance with Government guidelines, many of our employees will continue to work from home where possible but face to face meetings can, where necessary, also now be arranged. Social distancing and temperature screening measures will be in place and we would respectfully ask all visitors to wear a face covering unless exempt. Hand sanitisers are available in the reception area. As always if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 we would ask you not to come in and to follow government isolation guidelines. Attendance at our Gravesend office can take place by prior appointment only.  All our staff remain fully contactable by email and telephone.  We are grateful for your patience during this difficult time and send our best wishes to you and your family.

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Commercial leases – a guide

    Work patterns have changed for many people since the beginning of the pandemic with millions of people now working from home. As lockdown restrictions ease many businesses are slowly moving back into their commercial premises, so it is sensible for business owners to review their property needs and ...

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020

    Public Rights of way and your land

    An estimated 29m people regularly walk in the UK and with many more people accessing the countryside this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, landowners with a public right of way through their land may have concerns about its use. And for those considering buying a house with a right of way, what ...

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