The Coronavirus Future Fund

On 20 May 2020, applications opened for the Coronavirus Future Fund, the Government's scheme to help high-growth companies who are facing financing difficulties due to COVID-19. In partnership with the British Business Bank, the Government has made an initial £250 million available for investment through the scheme, although it will consider increasing this amount if

COVID-19: Returning to work safely

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday that those who could not work from home should be “actively encouraged to go to work” in England has been followed by the publication of the Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy and eight accompanying guides (the “COVID-19 Secure guidance”) on how to ensure workplaces are as safe as possible. In this update, we consider

COVID-19: FAQs for Directors

COVID-19 has brought new challenges for directors. As the decision makers, with personal fiduciary responsibilities to the company, directors – both executive and non-executive – earn their money in times of crisis.  The response to the pandemic has required directors to make major and difficult decisions quickly, often based on incomplete information and limited advice. 

Managing remote access cyber security during COVID-19

A major shift of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to move organisations firmly to remote working. This trend is likely to continue, as organisations realise that remote work is as productive as office-based work and employees see the benefits of reduced commuting times and flexible working. This pandemic-induced shift is leading to significant remote working