Covid Secure: working safely for construction and outdoor workers

10 November 2020

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Roland Finch considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

How businesses can help protect the Earth’s biodiversity

10 November 2020

The harrowing news within WWF’s 2020 Living Planet Report that population sizes of global wildlife have fallen by 68% on average since 1970, alongside the powerful warnings and incitements to action of David Attenborough’s A Life On Our Planet documentary, have meant that the urgency of protecting the Earth’s biodiversity has rarely been clearer. However, whilst individuals can help make a difference through lifestyle changes and making donations, it can be less clear how businesses can play their part in preserving wildlife. Tim and Caroline Hand explore the numerous companies who are already setting very positive examples through their pro-biodiversity activities, serving as inspiration for other businesses that wish to adopt a greener approach.

Covid Secure: working safely in factories, plants and warehouses

10 November 2020

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations. Gordon Tranter considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run factories, plants and warehouses.

Covid-19: the catalyst for a digital revolution

9 November 2020

Many companies have made technology advances in recent months that normally take years. As the health crisis continues, practical health and safety innovations plus tech-based management systems are protecting both employee and employer business interests. Jon Herbert reports.

Domestic abuse — what employers can do to support workers

9 November 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has seen millions of employees asked to work from home but, for some, home is not a safe place, with dramatic increases in instances of domestic abuse being reported during lockdowns. Vicky Powell highlights what employers need to do to support home-based and other workers facing this difficult and complex issue.

Country Profile — Ukraine

6 November 2020

Deal-making between the UK and Ukraine has been on the rise, but there remains considerable untapped potential after the signing of a new free trade pact.

The £1000 Job Retention Bonus — FAQs

5 November 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, released his “Plan for Jobs” on 8 July 2020 to set out how the Government will support economic recovery in the UK. One of the elements included was a new Job Retention Bonus (JRB) to provide additional support to employers who keep on their furloughed employees in meaningful employment according to certain criteria