The coronavirus outbreak poses a significant challenge for governments, businesses and individuals worldwide, sparking unprecedented disruption to our daily lives and operations.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue to affect people and economies across the globe, impacting many of our clients operating in diverse industries. The speed at which the situation is unfolding necessitates agility to assess and respond to risks as they arise. 

As companies take steps to mitigate the impact of the virus, the day-to-day operations of their businesses will be affected in a plethora of ways. 

Managing business risk is a key consideration for companies. This might include banking and commercial arrangements as well as customer behaviour and supply chain issues stemming from travel restrictions. Employers will be concerned with the wellbeing of their people who need to self-isolate and planning for remote working on a large scale.

While the outlook is currently clouded with uncertainty, what's clear is that the situation will continue for some time yet. Businesses will need to be able to absorb knowledge, understand their risks and implement processes to boost business resilience. Where we have expertise that can support our clients in navigating this uncertain time, we will share in-the-moment updates as they arise. 

At Howard Kennedy, we too are seeking to be agile and work in new and innovative ways. To support our clients, both in the UK and internationally, we plan to share regular insight as and when the situation develops. 

For us, it's business as usual... just not always in the usual place. But if there's anything we can do to better support our clients then please let us know.

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Director FAQs

Director FAQs

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on businesses around the world. Directors of UK companies need to be aware of what this means for them and what action they can take now to guide their companies through the storm and prepare for the recovery.

We've set out key topics for consideration.


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Our lawyers are experts in their fields. Through commentary and analysis, we give you insights into the pressures impacting business today.

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The latest employer FAQs

The latest employer FAQs

Businesses are facing very tough decisions about operations and staffing in the face of still-evolving Government guidance and support measures. 

Our Employer FAQs are frequently updated to reflect the latest Government announcements. 


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