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With coronavirus still creating numerous issues for companies, many employers may be wondering how they should manage annual leave requests. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines this in more detail below.
As the UK nations look to ease lockdown restrictions over the next few months, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key things to bear in mind for those seeking to make use of the furlough scheme in 2021.
Long Covid is associated with significant health issues for individuals — and therefore will have significant implications for employers. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that one million people have self-reported Long Covid. Laura King provides an update on the disease and what is known so far.
GPs will be familiar with the appearance of surgery waiting rooms stripped of the small tables piled with books and toys to occupy children when they wait for a consultation, now that Covid-19 hygiene measures have taken over. But there are many ways that a GP practice can make babies, children and young people feel comfortable. Christine Grey explores the options for healthcare services to make children feel included and listened to when attending an appointment.
Recent research reveals that there has been a dramatic rise in the number of children with special educational needs (SEN) at nursery so it is essential that early years providers are aware of their responsibilities and can fully support the children in their care. Elizabeth Walker investigates.