Covid Secure: working safely in factories, plants and warehouses

9 April 2021

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.

Collecting contact details for NHS Test and Trace

7 April 2021

The Government requires businesses in designated sectors to support the NHS Test and Trace service by keeping a temporary record of all staff working, customers and visitors for 21 days. Paul Clarke reviews what this means in terms of data collection.

Five ways to support your employees during Ramadan

7 April 2021

Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic Calendar during which Muslims partake in religious observance, including ritual fasting from sunrise to sunset. This year, Ramadan is expected to run from 12 April to 12 May 2021 and we have outlined some key ways to support staff during this period.

Help to Grow

5 April 2021

In the 2021 Budget the government introduced two “Help to Grow” schemes to aid SMEs develop their businesses. These are Help to Grow: Management and Help to Grow: Digital. In this article we look at the details of the schemes.

Keeping pace with business and environment standards after Brexit

5 April 2021

The UK has left the European Union and is free to set its own rules on trade, and pursue its own plans for economic prosperity and environmental protection. In this article, John Barwise reviews progress following the UK’s departure from the EU, and assesses the implications for businesses and the environment in the long term.

Safer ventilation at work — airborne transmission of the virus

1 April 2021

Airborne transmission of the Covid-19 virus has been revealed to be more of a threat than initially thought in the pandemic, highlighting the need for effective ventilation and air conditioning systems in our workplaces. This position has continued. Vicky Powell examines the latest specialist advice on how to mitigate the threat of the airborne coronavirus.

The Good Work Plan one year on

1 April 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the Good Work Plan in detail, touching on the changes that have happened and those yet to come.