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Filing extensions for annual returns

Charities registered in England or Wales need to send an ‘annual return’ to the Charity Commission or report their income and spending every year (depending on the charity’s annual income). Find out more about what your annual return should include, and other reporting obligations to the Charity Commission in our article here. Filing extensions – … Read more …

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Staff training on our biblical distinctives

This week, we were really privileged to have Graham Beynon, Senior Pastor at Grace Church Cambridge, join our online staff meeting to teach us about the doctrine of the church. This training formed part of a series looking together at our doctrinal basis, of what we believe as a biblically-shaped Christian law firm. Training with … Read more …

Furlough scheme changes from 1 July

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the ‘furlough scheme’) is currently due to end on 30 September 2021. Until that date, there’ll be no change from a worker perspective, with workers on the scheme continuing to receive 80% of their wages for hours not worked, up to the maximum amount of £2,500 per month. For employers … Read more …

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Marriage registration moves online

Please note this article covers legislation changes relevant only to England and Wales. This does not affect marriage registration in either Scotland or Northern Ireland, where a schedule system is already in place for marriages and civil partnerships. Marriage registration moves online The way that marriages are registered in England and Wales has changed. Until … Read more …

Working for the gospel at Edward Connor Solicitors

If you are a Christian lawyer reading this, I wonder why you chose to go into the legal profession? Was it for the status? The salary? Because you wanted a career that would stretch you but also give you a comfortable lifestyle? Or was it because you want to use your gifts and abilities for … Read more …

Pensions and National Minimum Wage: changes that may affect you

National Minimum Wage As of April 2021, the National Living Wage (NLW) and the National Minimum Wage (NMW) have been increased. All workers, except those who are genuinely self-employed, are entitled to receive the NLW or the NMW, as appropriate to their age or circumstances. The NLW now applies to workers of 23 years and … Read more …

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Nature and mental health

The pandemic has taught us lots about our mental health, and our surroundings. What’s more, it’s taught us the two are very much linked. For instance, working from home has had its perks, for sure, but the isolation, the confinement, and the monotony have been real too, and made their presence felt.   This year’s theme  That nature is the theme for 2021’s Mental Health Awareness Week therefore comes as no surprise. Out from over a year of such isolation, confinement and monotony, so … Read more …

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Members’ meetings and voting under lockdown

Please note the flexibilities on how members’ meetings are held came to an end on 30th March 2021. While the flexibilities have now expired, you will still find useful information in our article below and our adjoining advice note if you are thinking about holding a virtual members meeting.  Download advice note ‘Remote members’ meetings … Read more …

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Uber Decision: Protecting the Powerless

For many years, when considering the question of someone’s employment status, judges would give the example that a chauffeur was an employee and a taxi driver was self-employed. These days, things are no longer that simple. Many of us have followed the recent discussions in the newspapers about Uber drivers and their battle in the … Read more …