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Attiq Malik of Liberty Law Solicitors has consistently received 5-star reviews on ReviewSolicitors. Recent client Dhobir says Attiq is an “outstanding lawyer” with a “deep understanding” of his field. Congratulations! See what other clients are saying here.

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Excellent news, victory against a @ukhomeoffice #HostileEnvironment policy

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Changes to the Coronovirus Job Retention Scheme - Furlough Payments

There are no changes to grant levels in June.

For June and July, the government will pay 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500 for the hours the employee is on furlough, as well as employer National Insurance Contributions (ER NICS) and pension contributions for the hours the employee is on furlough. Employers will have to pay employees for the hours they work.

For August, the government will pay 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500 for the hours an employee is on furlough and employers will pay ER NICs and pension contributions for the hours the employee is on furlough.

For September, the government will pay 70% of wages up to a cap of £2,187.50 for the hours the employee is on furlough. Employers will pay ER NICs and pension contributions and top up employees’ wages to ensure they receive 80% of their wages up to a cap of £2,500, for time they are furloughed.

For October, the government will pay 60% of wages up to a cap of £1,875 for the hours the employee is on furlough. Employers will pay ER NICs and pension contributions and top up employees’ wages to ensure they receive 80% of their wages up to a cap of £2,500, for time they are furloughed.
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“Prominent supporters calling for “#JusticeforShukri” include the #StarWars actor #JohnBoyega, #MalcolmX’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, and the US rapper and actor #IceCube.

#Shukri’s #mother, #Zamzam Arab Ture, says ..... “I am very grateful to the whole world for all the #support for my #beautiful #daughter #Shukri,” she said. “Please keep my #family in your #prayers and please continue to #fight for #justice for my daughter.”

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Summary of changes to #Furlough and update on the #Self-Employed grant from the #government’s announcement today:

10 June 2020 will be the last day that employers can place employees on furlough.

From 1 July 2020, 'flexible furlough' is being introduced, meaning employees will be able to work part-time and be furloughed part-time.

From 1 August 2020, employers will have to pay employee's national insurance contributions and pension contributions, and can no longer reclaim them.

From 1 September 2020, the government will only reimburse 70% of salary up to a maximum of £2,190. Employers are required to top-up to 80% or more, depending on their contractual arrangements.

From 1 October 2020, the government will only reimburse 60% of salary, up to a maximum of £1,875, and employers will continue having to top up to 80% or more, depending on their contractual arrangements.

The furlough scheme will close on 31 October 2020.

The self-employed grant is being extended, with applications opening in August for a second and final grant. However the next grant will pay only 70% of average earnings up to a maximum of £6,750.
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We are currently being flooded with enquiries by #employers and #employees regarding #redundancies due to #Covid19 and #businesses having to do this under #settlement #agreements to protect themselves, it is heartbreaking to see so many #businesses and #employees suffering in the current #economic #climate.

If you are in a similar position feel free to reach out to us for any help or guidance that we may be able to offer.
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Update on Employment Law arising from the recent government Covid measures roadmap to recovery announcement ... See MoreSee Less

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The government has published their "OUR PLAN TO REBUILD:The UK Government’s COVID-19" document, effective from Wednesday, which states:

"Work

For the foreseeable future, workers should continue to work from home rather than their normal physical workplace, wherever possible. This will help minimise the number of social contacts across the country and therefore keep transmissions as low as possible. All those who work are contributing taxes that help pay for the healthcare provision on which the UK relies.

People who are able to work at home make it possible for people who have to attend workplaces in person to do so while minimising the risk of overcrowding on transport and in public places.

All workers who cannot work from home should travel to work if their workplace is open. Sectors of the economy that are allowed to be open should be open, for example this includes food production, construction, manufacturing, logistics, distribution and scientific research in laboratories.

The only exceptions to this are those workplaces such as hospitality and non-essential retail which during this first step the Government is requiring to remain closed.

It remains the case that anyone who has symptoms, however mild, or is in a household where someone has symptoms, should not leave their house to go to work. Those people should self-isolate, as should those in their households."
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BREAKING NEWS - #FURLOUGH:

The government has now changed the qualifying date when an #employee is required to have been on an #employer's payroll to be able to be #furloughed; from 28 February to 19 March 2020!!!

This means that a large number of people who were previously excluded from the government's furlough scheme are now #eligible.

Employees: Inform your #employers of this ASAP and #safeguard your #income and #livelihoods.

Employers: Take note, help your employees and save your #businesses, try and avoid #redundancies where you can as it is a difficult time for all.

ALSO: THERE HAS TO BE A #WRITTEN #AGREEMENT BETWEEN #EMPLOYER & #EMPLOYEE AS TO #FURLOUGH!

Further guidance: "Employees that were employed as of 28 February 2020 and on payroll (i.e. notified to us on an RTI submission on or before 28 February) and were made redundant or stopped working for you after that, and prior to 19 March 2020, can also qualify for the scheme if you re-employ them and put them on furlough."
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Believe it or not we have another #furlough #guidance Update from #HMRC, which is as follows:

#employers can switch #employees from sickpay to furlough and vice versa and can also furlough '#shielding' employees, so that they do not have to be considered as 'self-isolating' and placed on #sickpay.

People with certain #work #visas will not be regarded as breaching their visa conditions if they receive funds under the furlough scheme as it will not be considered as money from #public #Funds.

Newly #tupe'd employees can also be furloughed by their new employers.

Reclaimable NI and #pension elements for employers is on the furlough salary, not normal salary.

Whilst on Furlough, employees cannot work for organisations that are linked to the employer, as well as not working for the employer directly, when on furlough.

#businesses that engaged in payroll consolidation schemes after 28 February can place employees on furlough.

No part of the reclaimed furlough grant can be used by the employer to pay for anything else, the entire grant must be paid to the employee.
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NEW FURTHER UPDATE ON #FURLOUGH #leave:

#employees CAN START A NEW JOB when on furlough. The new guidance expressly allows it. However, the guidance does say it has to be allowed under the old #employment contract.

An #employer can reclaim 80% of compulsory COMMISSION AND BASIC SALARY from HMRC.

#employers can reclaim 80% of fees.

The 80% does not include non-monetary benefits (eg the value of health insurance or a car).

#company #directors CAN BE furloughed.

Employees CAN BE FURLOUGHED MULTIPLE TIMES, ie they can be furloughed, brought back to work, then re-furloughed (subject to each furlough period being at least three weeks).

Employers must notify employees of their furlough status in writing and keep the record of that written notification for five years.
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Further guidance released by the Government on the Furlough Scheme as follows:

The scheme is open to all UK employers that had a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020.

Any organisation with employees can apply, including charities, recruitment agencies and public authorities. With agency employees, the scheme is only available for agency employees who are not working.

Employers can reclaim up to 80% of wage costs up to a cap of £2,500 per month, plus (not including) the associated employer NICs and minimum autoenrolment pension contributions on that wage.

Fees, commissions and bonuses are not included.

An employer can choose to top up to 100%, but does not have to.

For employees whose pay varies, the employer can claim for the higher of (i) the same month's earning from the previous year (eg earnings from March 2019); or (ii) average monthly earnings in the 2019-20 tax year

Individuals are only entitled to the minimum wage for the hours they work.

To be eligible, the employee must have been on the payroll on 28 February 2020. Anybody who was on the payroll on 28 Feb and has since been made redundant can be rehired and put on the scheme.

Furlough leave must be taken in minimum blocks of three weeks to be eligible for funding.

There is nothing in the guidance which prohibits rotating furlough leave amongst employees, provided each employee is off for a period of at least three weeks

The employee must not be working at all.

Employees on sickpay or self-isolating cannot be furloughed, but can be furloughed afterwards. Employees who are shielding can be placed on furlough.

Employees on maternity (or similar) leave can continue to draw SMP (or similar) payments.

Employers can only claim once every three weeks, ie they cannot get weekly reimbursement.

Claims can be backdated to 1 March 2020.
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***** URGENT UPDATE FOR SELF EMPLOYED *****

A new self-employed income support scheme will pay self-employed people a taxable grant worth 80% of average monthly income, capped at £2,500pm

Income will be calculated by taking the average of income over the last three years

Self-employed people can claim these grants and continue to do business.

The scheme is only open to anyone with trading profits of up to £50k. Self-employed people who earn more will not qualify.

The scheme is only open to those who make the majority of income from self-employment; if you are employed but have a 'side job' which is self-employed, you will not be eligible

The scheme is only those who have submitted a tax return for 2019. However, those who did not submit their tax return by the due date of 31 January 2020, and have not yet submitted one, can still submit a tax return for 2019 for a further four weeks from today.

There are no steps to take. HMRC will contact eligible self-employed people directly and pay the grant straight into their bank account after inviting them to fill out an online form.

The self-employed income support scheme will be open to people across UK for at least 3 months. However, the scheme is unlikely to be up and running before the end of June.
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What is #Furlough leave?

#Furlough is a “temporary layoff from work” during government shutdowns where non-essential public #employees do not go to work, which can also be implemented in the private sector.

Ordinarily people are not paid during a #Furlough, however in the UK government’s recent announcement employees who are subject to a #furlough will receive 80% of their salary by way of grants to companies, up to a limit of £2,500 a month, backdated to 1st March 2020.

If you fall into this category as an #employee please contact your #employer as soon as possible and ensure they are accessing this grant to pay your #wages whilst you are off from work.

#Employers please make sure you are accessing this grant to avoid having to implement #redundancies.
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A show to help businesses and employes understand how to deal with the Coronovirus issue. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 have been made and came into force today, which state that SSP will be available to anyone isolating themselves from other people to prevent infection or contamination with coronavirus pursuant to guidance published by Public Health England, NHS Scotland or Public Health Wales. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sponsored by Liberty Law - The briefing of competitors for the Luton’s Most Strongest Power Lifting Competition is happening now!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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An amazing piece on the progress so far in our Shukri Abdi case ... See MoreSee Less

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Proudly sponsoring this week’s LMS event!!! Get your tickets now before they sell out. £20 includes a 3 course dinner as well as the amazing powerlifting event for charity. ... See MoreSee Less

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Liberty Law are proud to sponsor a #hustings due to be held this coming Friday 29th November 2019!!!! Spread the word and attend to hear for yourself what the potential Parliamentary candidates in Luton have to say and hold them to account! ... See MoreSee Less

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Liberty Law are proud to sponsor a #hustings due to be held this coming Friday 29th November 2019!!!! Spread the word and attend to hear for yourself what the potential Parliamentary candidates in Luton have to say and hold them to account! ... See MoreSee Less

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Liberty Law are proud to sponsor a #hustings due to be held this coming Friday 29th November 2019!!!! Spread the word and attend to hear for yourself what the potential Parliamentary candidates in Luton have to say and hold them to account! ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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Our Attiq Malik delivering a show on the criminal law surrounding Money Laundering and the Proceeds of Crime Act ... See MoreSee Less

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11 months ago

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What an action packed #weekend of #networking #fun #blacktie #trophys and supporting our #Community. Kicking off Friday evening at the @community_awards #luton where we attended as both a Judge and a sponsor, honoured and humbled in presenting the #helping #hand #award, Saturday morning with the team #churchcourtchambers where our Attiq Malik participated in his first ever #gokarting #race @daytonamsport Racing MK and came 2nd!!! Finishing off with Saturday night Save the Children UK white collar boxing event in St Albans @clubbatchwood where we successfully bid and won a signed @cristiano football T-Shirt. ... See MoreSee Less

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Some amazing flowers recieved today from amazing clients. The formula for success is not just how hard you or your team work but also "good" clients, ones that show mutual respect and actually follow your advice. Humbled as a firm to be blessed with such great clientele! ... See MoreSee Less

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After spending 4 weeks on a trial in #Luton our Attiq Malik is back in #London today at our #City, St Paul’s, #office. Back to back morning meetings followed by Court in the afternoon in Westminster #NonStop #NoRest #PeddleToTheMetal #lawyer #lawyerlife #workhardplayhard ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebratory case dinner with the #dreamteam that is our Attiq Malik, Naeem Mian QC, Steve Bailey and Gias Uddin today after a 4 week gruelling trial #notguilty #nocomment !!! #ATeam ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing evening at @asianlegalawards #Congrats to all of #winners and #thankyou to all that attended!!! #Legal #awards #Party #dinner #networking #law #lawyer #lawyerlife #london #uk ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet the sponsors of the @asianlegalawards #asian #Legal #awards celebrating 100 years of #women in #law and the 25th #anniversary of the @societyofasianlawyers #solicitorsregulationauthority #CrownProsecutionService #libertylawsolicitors @lexisnexis_uk #lawyers #lawyerlife ... See MoreSee Less

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