New targets — a good start for Defra?

9 October 2020

In a move welcomed by green groups as “a good start”, Defra published proposals to set legally-binding environmental targets for England, to be achieved by 2030. These will be in the areas of air quality, water quality and management, waste and resources, and biodiversity. In this article, Caroline Hand focuses on the areas of most relevance to business.

Inspectors spot check Bolton and Trafford

7 October 2020

HSE is targeting workplaces across Bolton and Trafford with spot inspections to ensure they are following Covid-secure guidelines following a rise in coronavirus cases in the area.

Burnout — what is it and how should employers manage it?

7 October 2020

With the World Health Organisation officially recognising burnout as an “occupational phenomenon”, and the coronavirus pandemic causing difficulties across the spectrum, the focus on the workplace risk of burnout is higher than ever — leading to employers considering how to manage this problem.

Country Profile — Japan

7 October 2020

One of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most advanced markets, Japan is keen and ready to do more business with the UK.

Managing employee quarantine — what do employers need to know?

7 October 2020

As travel restrictions continue to be implemented in response to rising coronavirus cases in countries across the globe, it is essential that employers know how to respond to situations when staff are asked to quarantine. Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

How to guide for flexible furlough from July 2020

7 October 2020

This guide provides practical guidance for managing the flexible furlough arrangement under the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.