With the HS2 (London – West Midlands) Hybrid Bill due to receive royal assent later this month, it looks as though HS2 are seeking to get their ducks in a row early.
We have received a land interest questionnaire already from HS2 in relation to our family farm, which is dissected by the route of phase 1. The eleven page document seeks confirmation of those persons or entities with any interest in the land, whether freehold or leasehold, and any easements or other legal interests, together with details of any leases and details of interests in respect of any neighbouring land.
If you would like any assistance with completing your questionnaire, do get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.
Headlines in today’s Daily Mail stated that “2.4M Caught in Covid Cancer Backlog”. It claimed that ‘screening checks, hospital appointments and vital treatment lost during the pandemic’ and was based on figures from Cancer Research UK. The article also quoted figures from the Office for National Statistics that 13,000 more people had died than expected from causes other than Covid.
Following recent Government announcements, the time has come to consider a phased return to places of work. Obviously, given the unprecedented nature of Covid-19, such a process will be riddled with confusion for both employers and employees – how will the return to work operate?
Employment and consultancy contracts often contain clauses restricting an individual’s working activity when they leave a business.
These clauses, ‘post termination restrictive covenants’, typically restrict the ex-staff member’s ability to work in competing businesses, to deal with clients, to try to win business from them, or to poach other staff members.