Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

20 January 2021

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 to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

A good or bad Brexit deal?

20 January 2021

With a Brexit agreement done at the eleventh hour, is the deal the UK has struck a basis for a new trade and prosperity era or a red tape nightmare? Dave Howell reports.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

20 January 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Country Profile — Singapore

20 January 2021

One of south-east Asia’s original ‘tiger’ economies, Singapore offers huge potential for UK firms, especially in the digital and tech sectors, and in the wake of a recent post-Brexit trade deal.

The Brexit deal — a guide for business

18 January 2021

A deal has been done, so that there can be trade with no tariffs or quotas. In this article John Davison advises business owners how to adapt to the new rules.

Using the furlough scheme in 2021

13 January 2021

With new lockdowns in place across the UK, 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 scheme going forward.

Why following EU legislation is still a good idea

11 January 2021

For nearly 50 years UK businesses have had to take account of legislation arising from the UK’s membership of the EU. Paul Clarke examines the background to that legislation, describes to what degree it will apply now the UK has left the Union and discusses what impact future European law will have on those trading with the EU Member States.

Sending goods to the EU — problems and solutions

11 January 2021

A number of exporters to Europe have faced problems with sending their goods to the EU. Many lorries have been turned back at the border and over 150 have incurred fines in Kent for the failure to have complete paperwork. Here we identify the issues that are most frequently found and explain how to get it right first time.

Covid Secure: working safely in offices and contact centres

8 January 2021

As British employers and workers continue to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the Government is regularly updating its advice to ensure that employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at some of the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.