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Friday 17th July 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has created unprecedented upheaval and turmoil in the world of sport. It has affected every aspect of professional football from stadium closures to the cessation of training and competitive matches. Women’s football has been particularly affected with The FA Women’s Super League (‘WSL’) and The FA Women’s Championship season (after an initial suspension) officially ended on 25 May 2020.

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Thursday 18th June 2020

Employment status continues to be a key issue in many businesses and will continue to be so specifically in relation to the changes which are due to come into force next year regarding IR35. (more…)

Tuesday 21st April 2020

The Home Office has made temporary changes to its guidance for visitors, migrant workers and their sponsors in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. An overview of the changes is set out below.

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Friday 17th April 2020

Following on from our previous update in relation to FIFA proposals in respect of key regulatory matters, the working group established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council has identified other non-core matters that could be affected by COVID-19, specifically: (more…)

Friday 17th April 2020

On Tuesday 7 April, a working group established by the Bureau of the FIFA Council (the ‘Working Group’) published a set of guidelines (available here) to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on the football industry and a number of key issues that will need to be resolved in the coming months. (more…)

Monday 6th April 2020

The Government has confirmed that the extension of IR35 to medium and large companies in the private sector will be postponed by a year, to 6 April 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding businesses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. (more…)

Tuesday 31st March 2020

From 6 April 2020, information which must be given to employees and workers is changing (following the publication of the Good Work Plan in December 2018). (more…)

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Further to our recent update on the upcoming changes to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (“RSTP”), the FIFA Stakeholders Committee met last week (27 February 2020) and agreed further proposals for the reform of the transfer system. A copy of the FIFA press release can be found here. (more…)

Friday 21st February 2020

On 13 February 2020 FIFA published a circular outlining some significant amendments it has made to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (“RSTP”). The updated version of the RSTP incorporating these changes can be found here. (more…)