3CS Corporate Solicitors, based in London, is a full-service law firm in the heart of the City. Our main focus is on international companies based in the UK - from start-ups to global organisations. Our advice covers corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, employment law, immigration law, property law and HR support.
We provide services and solutions to organisation of all sizes, from start-ups to global organisations.
We are proud to have worked with a large number of international companies including over 30 Fortune Global 500 organisations.
Brexit is coming. The Transition Period will end on 31st December 2020 and therefore at least some of the current rules and regulations for how you do business with the EU will change from 1st January 2021. The UK and EU have yet to agree on a deal and currently, therefore, there is no clarity on how the relationship will be managed.
According to government information, a significant number of businesses are not sufficiently prepared for Brexit. In an economy still struggling with the effects of Covid-19, it is all the more important for organisations to be ready for the changes they may face on 1st January, in order to minimise any further disruption and damage to their business.
The impacts of Brexit will be wide and varied, and so it is simply not possible for us to include information here that will cover every scenario for every business. However, we have tried to put together in an easy to access format, some key information which should be useful to the majority of organisations. And of course, if you would like further assistance or specific advice on how your business may be affected, then please do not hesitate to contact one of our team.
New ‘Jobs Support Scheme’ announced
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new ‘Job Support Scheme’ to start when the current furlough scheme ends on 31 October. It will run for six months from 1 November. His intention, he said, was to save “viable” jobs by supporting wages for those working shorter hours as an alternative to being made redundant.
Zero-hour contracts and employment status
In recent years there has been a huge increase in the use of zero-hour contracts especially with the rise of the ‘gig economy’. They offer flexibility to an employer that doesn’t know how much work there might be. They can also provide greater flexibility for an individual who might be juggling different commitments and welcomes being able to refuse work. But they also come with a lack of certainty about income - as individuals are only paid when they work - and job insecurity. There is also the thorny issue of employment status which makes all the difference to individual rights.
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