Club HR – What’s new for the New Year
Our first 2021 Club HR webinar on 26th January looked at what's new for the New Year in employment law.
Negotiations between the UK and EU on our post-Brexit transition period trading relationship with the EU from 1st January 2021 concluded on 24th December 2020 with the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“the Agreement”). The “no tariffs and no trade barriers” headline basis of the Agreement is, however, conditional.
2020 was certainly a difficult year and while the New Year could look to be off to a similar start, it’s important to remain positive and look to the light at the end of the tunnel with the news of the Covid vaccines arriving. It’s also true that for many of us, the last year provided a chance to re-evaluate what is most important to us.
Negotiations between the UK and EU on our post-Brexit transition period trading relationship with the EU from 1st January 2021 concluded on 24th December 2020 with the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The UK’s membership of the European Union ended on 31st January 2020; the end of the transition period saw the UK’s exit from the EU’s single market and customs union; and the start of a new relationship with the EU.
We now have confirmation of a post-Brexit deal with the EU, but the detail and how it will work in practice have yet to be seen. We do know that with effect from 11pm on 31st December 2020, the rights of free movement for EU citizens no longer apply.
For a period this year, all of our lives became smaller. As the pandemic developed, we quickly realised that when our systems are under stress we rely on those in closest proximity. When national institutions falter, geography matters. Our communities mattered.
Christmas is going to be different this year, whatever our family relationships and set-ups, especially given the most recent changes. Along with all the planning that will go into forming your own family bubble for Christmas Day, if you or one of your family is a separated parent then there are additional ‘bubbles’ to arrange and navigate.
Clarks, New Look and Jigsaw – what do these well-known and established high street names all have in common? Within the last few months, each has launched their company voluntary agreement (or CVA) proposal.
Among the changes triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has been a shift in the attitudes of property sellers and buyers in Scotland to urban living, with many choosing to move from city dwellings in search of outdoor space.
Choosing a legal guardian or a godparent for your child is a big decision. They’ll probably play a significant role in your child’s upbringing and may even become their primary carer, should the worst happen.
With the continuing uncertainty around the outcome of UK / EU future trade negotiations, we have updated our Brexit checklist for you to identify the aspects of your business which may be affected by the Brexit transition period expiring on 31 December 2020. We've summarised the main points below and will continue to update this article as new information emerges.