Top employment law cases of 2020

2 December 2020

If there is one thing everyone can agree on, it is this: 2020 has been a year we won’t forget in a hurry. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i takes a look back on notable tribunal developments and tribunal rulings from this year.

London worst city for air pollution health costs

2 December 2020

The health costs of air pollution are higher in London than any other city in Europe, a study has found. Researchers calculated the monetary value of premature death, hospital treatment and lost working days in 432 European cities to come up with the top 24 cities most impacted. They measured the health-related and social costs caused by particulate matter, ozone and nitrogen dioxide produced by vehicles.

Compliance watch

1 December 2020

A guide to current and forthcoming changes to the import and export regulatory regime compiled by Sandra Strong of Strong & Herd, LLP.

How to manage “long Covid”

30 November 2020

Months after being infected with Covid-19, people are still suffering with symptoms commonly known as “long Covid”. Laura King considers how workplaces should respond.

Customs and UK/EU border procedures from 1 January 2021

30 November 2020

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and entered a transition phase, which ends at 11pm on 31 December. From that time, the UK will be outside of the Customs Union and Single Market. This will result in the biggest changes in international trade since in at least 50 years, and most of the changes will happen suddenly. Tim Hiscock looks at the new requirements as they affect international hauliers.

EU exit transition watch — closing time at the last chance saloon

30 November 2020

The negotiations between the UK and the European Union over their future relationship have been all about time ever since Prime Minister Theresa May set a deadline for completing Brexit. This is not how trade negotiations normally work: most of the EU’s major deals have taken years of detailed meetings — seven in the case of Canada, five to reach agreement with Japan — and have been open-ended with no fixed conclusion date.