Cafes, restaurants, pubs, snack bars and the like will benefit from plans to make the temporary COVID-related pavement licence scheme for ‘removable pavement furniture’ permanent, but face increased licence fees from 30 September 2022.
Landlords and tenants of commercial property in England and Wales still trying to agree how to deal with arrears of rent built up because of COVID-19 will welcome an updated Code of Practice ‘Guidance: Commercial rent code of practice following the COVID-19 pandemic’ to help them negotiate a resolution.
Landlords and tenants of commercial property in England are assessing newly-published details for the proposed new ringfencing and arbitration procedure to apply where tenants owe arrears of rent that built up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Landlords of commercial property in England face further extensions to temporary laws that protect their commercial tenants from specified legal actions against them to recover rent arrears - and a new and unexpected ringfencing and arbitration procedure.
As the furlough scheme begins to wind up we are likely to see an increase in the number of employees leaving their roles via settlement agreement. These are commonly used agreements designed to provide for a “clean break”.