Contact details for coronavirus tracking

24 September 2020

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.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

23 September 2020

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees and should take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Covid Secure: working safely in factories, plants and warehouses

23 September 2020

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.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 2

22 September 2020

On 22 September 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that office workers should once again be able to work from home if they can in England – this default position had remained the same in Scotland and Wales. Generally, priority for employers in England is now likely to be implementing homeworking again. For more information, please refer to our article on these developments.

Pathway to net zero: practical steps

18 September 2020

Net zero is an organisational aim for many, but what does it mean and what do companies need to think about when starting their net zero journey? Laura King outlines some practical considerations.

Breaking the plastic wave

14 September 2020

As discarded face masks and litter from beach barbeques make its way into the English Channel, we seem to be making little progress in tackling the menace of ocean plastics. Caroline Hand explores plans to eliminate the problem.

Homeworking: is the novelty wearing off?

10 September 2020

While many have decided that remote working is the future, a number of organisations are finding the disadvantages increasingly apparent. Jon Herbert investigates whether these drawbacks are simply the result of bad practice.

Circular Economy Package — how will it affect your business?

7 September 2020

The Government has announced it will replicate almost all of the EU’s Circular Economy Package (CEP), aligning the UK’s resources and waste management policies with those of our European neighbours. In this article, John Barwise considers the economic benefits of a circular economy and the wider implications for businesses following the post-Brexit transition period.