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Exemption to Competition Rules

The Government has passed emergency legislation to relax UK competition law to help the economy and the NHS to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak. This note looks at the provisions which have been passed in relation to England only.

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Newsflash: Coronavirus and Critical Care

Ventilators and the number of critical care beds are a regular feature of the Government’s daily briefings and the questions posed by the media. This newsflash explores the guidance currently available and which of the current legal provisions will be held to apply.

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Employee Retention Scheme (Furlough Leave)

Coronavirus employee retention scheme guidance is now out. This describes the circumstances where employer applications for the furlough payments can be made. Not all questions are answered and we do not know if there will be legislation to back this up. Here’s our summary:

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Covid-19: The impact on the dental market

We are in unprecedented and challenging times with advice and guidance being issued and updated on a daily basis. What is the impact of Covid-19 on dental practices? Faisal Dhalla and Kirsty Odell outline some of the key issues for dental practices here:

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Urgent NHS Vacant Space Requirement

Hempsons, as a member of the Primary Care Premises Forum, has been asked to assist with the urgent collection of data on vacant and to let primary care accommodation for potential use during the current Covid-19 emergency. 

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So, what now for PCNs?

At the special conference of LMCs on 11th March an overwhelming majority (3 to 2) voted in favour of resolutions. Could this be the end of PCNs?

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