On 4th February 2021 we hosted a webinar for dental practices to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision in respect of Business Interruption Insurance (BII) claims.
During the webinar, many of you were asking the same questions about your BII claim. Here we have set out those frequently asked questions and our responses.
1. Is there a definitive list of insurers...Read More
Dental practices and all the staff that work in them are eligible for early vaccination under the Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme.
The question now arises, what can practices do if members of their team decline to take the vaccine?
As dental practices owe a duty of care to both their patients and their members of staff, it is now necessary for practice principals...Read More
On 31st October 2020 the government announced an England wide lockdown, which banned travel abroad unless it was essential, for example for work.
On 5th November 2020 the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 were enacted. These prevent people leaving their home without ‘reasonable excuse’. In case you were wondering, a holiday is not a reasonable...Read More
On 31 October 2020, the government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – also known as the Furlough Scheme – will remain open until 2nd December 2020, with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked, up to a maximum of £2,500.
Under the initial furlough scheme, the government paid 80% of pay up to £2,500 per month from March to August,...Read More
Earlier today, Rishi Sunak announced the new Job Support Scheme. As the current furlough scheme comes to an end on 31st October, the new six months scheme is set to replace it, focusing on bringing employees back to work rather than keeping jobs open only inside the scheme.
The new scheme will support the wages of those working, with the government subsidising the pay of employees who are...Read More
We note the BDA’s recent advice entitled; “Associate pay in England during pandemic”, which states as follows:
“Legal advice on whether Associates may have a direct claim
We have sought legal advice as to whether associates may have a direct claim against practice owners. The short answer is that associates are unlikely to have a claim directly against practice owners in respect of NHS...Read More