EU exit transition watch — Are we nearly there yet?

29 July 2020

Almost exactly two years ago, one of the articles in this series had the title You can’t always get what you want, which only goes to show that Mick Jagger would never make it as an adviser to a Prime Minister who firmly believes the opposite. Not only has Boris Johnson continued to stick to his demands, he has increased the pressure by setting September as the deadline for agreeing on a new trade deal. The date by which the UK will leave the Union may still be several months away — 31 December — but a Number 10 spokesman has cut the actual negotiating time to a matter of weeks by insisting: “We’ve always been clear that talks can’t go on into the autumn.”

Face coverings for employees on public transport

24 July 2020

Mike Sopp considers the issue of whether employers should be providing face masks or coverings for those employees who have to use public transport to get to work during the coronavirus pandemic.

Evaluating new market opportunities

22 July 2020

It’s a cliché, but it’s true, nonetheless: the world is changing fast. A business that trades internationally needs to be able to understand and anticipate changing market trends, and to change their business strategy accordingly.

What might a second wave of infections mean for employers?

15 July 2020

Health leaders have urged for a review on the UK’s preparedness for a second wave of coronavirus infections. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores some of these issues in more detail below.

Compliance watch

7 July 2020

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

Country Profile — China

7 July 2020

China is on track to become the leading global economic and trading super-power this century, an opportunity not to be missed for UK exporters.

Covid-19 Regulatory Position Statements to help the environment

3 July 2020

The Environment Agency (EA) has published a number of temporary regulatory position statements (Covid-19 RPSs) to help organisations manage their activities during the current disruption. Regulators in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have taken a similar approach. In this article, John Barwise looks at those RPSs that are likely to affect businesses.