FAQs on employing foreign nationals post-Brexit

24 December 2020

The FAQs below detail everything organisations need to know regarding the employment of foreign workers following our exit from the EU. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Professional development in the early years workforce

11 December 2020

Professional development is an essential part of an excellent early years provision. It motivates staff, contributes to staff retention, and impacts on children’s learning and development. Rebecca Fisk outlines ways that providers can access continuing professional development (CPD).

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

Supporting disadvantaged children in the early years

29 October 2020

With child poverty now affecting more than four million children in the UK and rising concerns that the Covid-19 crisis has widened the disadvantage gap, early years providers should consider how they can play their part in supporting families who may be in difficulty following lockdown.

Managing colds and flu at work during the pandemic

12 October 2020

As autumn sets in, employers and workers in the UK will, as usual, be anticipating seasonal colds and flu. However, this year’s winter flu season will pose some unique challenges — not least due to the extensive overlap in the symptoms of seasonal colds and the coronavirus. Vicky Powell looks at how best to manage seasonal flu and colds at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.