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.

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.

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.

Managing annual leave during coronavirus

16 September 2020

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.

Working with agents and distributors

16 September 2020

It has often been said that the choice of local representative is the single most important decision in exporting success. It’s certainly true that the local representative will be the face of your business and products in their market, so they have a crucial role to play. Tim Hiscock looks at how an exporter should go about finding a representative and how they decide what the correct method of representation is?

Export pricing

16 September 2020

Effective pricing of our products and services for export markets is an essential part of a successful strategy. Setting prices too low can be at least as damaging as setting them too high. Here we discuss implementing an effective pricing strategy.

Coronavirus and Government assistance

14 September 2020

A summary of Government Covid-19 assistance available to businesses. There are different assistance packages for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, mainly effecting rates relief and grants.

Furlough fraud penalties confirmed by HMRC

10 September 2020

According to reports, the number of fraudulent claims has continued to increase in recent weeks as exploitation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) becomes a new Government threat. HMRC has announced the penalties that can be imposed on the employers who commit furlough fraud. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Forthcoming trade events October 2020

10 September 2020

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Country Profile — Turkey

9 September 2020

A vibrant, growing market located at the crossroads of three continents, Turkey is increasingly receptive to upping its business links with post-Brexit Britain.