Collecting contact details for NHS Test and Trace

7 April 2021

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.

EU exit watch — Ode to Joy?

6 April 2021

In our regular look at the developing situation between the UK and the EU post-Brexit it would be safe to say that the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the anthem of the European Union, will not have been playing regularly on either side of the Channel in the last month as relations between the UK and the EU have been anything but joyful.

Environmental taxes — do they work?

22 March 2021

John Barwise considers the latest summary of UK environmental tax measures published by the National Audit Office (NAO) and assesses their impact on businesses.

A failure to tackle Covid in the workplace?

17 March 2021

As arguments continue on whether Covid secure measures have gone far enough, Paul Clarke considers a recent report from the Institute for Employment Rights that pulls no punches.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

12 March 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.

Brexit implications for employment law

11 March 2021

Coronavirus news has dominated the headlines for the last few months, but as we saw the end of 2020, the full implications of Brexit started to become a clear reality for many. On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Originally scheduled for 29 March 2019, the date the UK was to officially leave the EU was delayed to 31 January 2020, and on this date, the UK left the EU.