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  1. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    COVID-19 – purchasing from frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-purchasing-from-frameworks-and-dynamic-purchasing-systems

    This is the second in a series of articles focussing on the impact of COVID-19 and public procurement. As recognised in a Procurement Policy Note ("PPN") recently published by the Cabinet Office, there are a range of ...

  2. Legal news
    24 September 2020
    Cross-border: Is business interruption as a result of COVID-19 insured? An important ruling in the UK and the state of affairs in other countries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/is-business-interruption-as-a-result-of-covid-19-insured

    Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many companies around the world have been closed or have been forced to cut production dramatically. In the UK in particular, the question has arisen as to whether ...

  3. Legal news
    27 March 2020
    Financial Reporting and other rules for UK listed companies eased in light of Coronavirus disruption
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/financial-reporting-and-other-rules-for-uk-listed-companies-eased-in-light-of-coronavirus-disruption

    Given the unprecedented disruption created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is currently creating market volatility around the globe, certain measures have been announced today in order to ease the financial ...

  4. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    Review of the impact of The Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 on UK FIT projects
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/review-of-the-impact-of-the-feed-in-tariffs-amendment-coronavirus

    The UK Government has acted quickly to pass a Statutory Instrument, The Feed-in Tariffs (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2020 (the CV-19 Order) to give small-scale renewable electricity generators additional time to ...

  5. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    COVID-19: Information for fast food outlets, cafes and restaurants in the UK operating takeaway and delivery services
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-information-for-fast-food-outlets-cafes-and-restaurants-in-the-uk

    This is a summary of the regulations and guidance introduced by the Government to combat COVID-19 that will impact on fast food outlets, cafes and restaurants operating takeaway and delivery services during the ...

  6. Legal news
    21 April 2020
    Innovation lifeline: UK Government announces £1 billion support package for start-ups struggling amidst the Coronavirus pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/innovation-lifeline-uk-government-announces-1-billion-support-package-for-start-ups

    Yesterday (20 April 2020) the UK Government announced a scheme pledging £1 billion worth of support for start-ups struggling amidst the Coronavirus pandemic who are likely to be ineligible for the Government's emergency ...

  7. Legal news
    02 November 2020
    UK: High Court rules in favour of insurer on physical damage in COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/high-court-rules-in-favour-of-insurer-on-physical

    The recent High Court judgment in TKC London Limited v Allianz Insurance plc [2020] EWHC 2710 (Comm) suggests that policyholders will find it difficult to make successful claims for COVID-19 losses where their insurance ...

  8. Legal news
    09 September 2020
    UK: COVID-19: what should I do if HMRC suspect my business of furlough fraud?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/covid-19-what-should-i-do-if-hmrc-suspect-my-business-of-furlough-fraud

    HMRC have revealed that up to £3.5 billion in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) payments may have been claimed fraudulently or as a result of error, and confirmed that enquiries have been opened into 27,000 "high ...

  9. Legal news
    04 May 2020
    Life after lockdown: employment law considerations for your exit strategy and beyond
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/life-after-lockdown-employment-law-considerations-for-your-exit-strategy-and-beyond

    On 16 April 2020, the UK government announced that the lockdown would be extended for "at least" three weeks until 7 May 2020. A further government announcement is therefore expected later this week. Although the Prime ...

  10. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    How UK employers can prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/how-employers-can-prepare-for-coronavirus-in-the-uk

    The outbreak of COVID-19 in China has sparked fears of a worldwide pandemic. At the time of writing, the majority of cases are concentrated in China, Japan and South Korea but the recent outbreak in Italy means the risk ...