CQC: new approach to regulation

7 September 2020

In this feature, Deborah Bellamy discusses the proposed new changes to CQC regulation and other developments.

Creating safer workplaces for black and minority workers

4 September 2020

The experience of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the workplace is distinct in many ways. Racial abuse from customers, race-based bullying and harassment along with subtle and overt workplace discrimination can all come together to create a powerful and toxic cocktail which can have damaging ill-health effects on workers — as well as negatively impacting the organisation. Vicky Powell looks at the latest advice on creating a healthier working environment for black and other minority ethnic workers.

The furlough scheme — what is changing in September?

26 August 2020

For many employers, August has been the start of a very important period of post-coronavirus economic recovery. However, as September begins, employers need to be aware of the details pertaining to some upcoming changes to the Job Retention Scheme. Ben McCarthy, senior researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines this in more details below.

7 ways to beat the heat

10 August 2020

Extremely hot weather can be uncomfortable for everyone, even for those who usually like the sun. However, for vulnerable people, such as older people or those with chronic or severe illnesses, very high temperatures can be dangerous.

Eight essential coronavirus Q&As

30 July 2020

Reader note — December 2020. This article refers to self-isolation periods of 14 days which was correct at the time it was written. Please note that self-isolation periods have undergone adjustment and may no longer be 14 days.