Data: a key to the UK’s economic recovery

16 October 2020

The Government believes data should be put to work across the economy to improve export performance, business efficiency, public services and the environment. The new National Data Strategy is designed to open up digital information’s full potential. Jon Herbert reports.

10 ways to optimise homeworking

16 October 2020

As working from home becomes the new normal for many, Laura King outlines 10 considerations to help ensure the home office is safe and productive.

Managing colds and flu at work during the pandemic

12 October 2020

As autumn sets in, employers and workers in the UK will, as usual, be anticipating seasonal colds and flu. However, this year’s winter flu season will pose some unique challenges — not least due to the extensive overlap in the symptoms of seasonal colds and the coronavirus. Vicky Powell looks at how best to manage seasonal flu and colds at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to guide for flexible furlough from July 2020

7 October 2020

This guide provides practical guidance for managing the flexible furlough arrangement under the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.

Country Profile — Japan

7 October 2020

One of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most advanced markets, Japan is keen and ready to do more business with the UK.

EU exit transition watch — the final countdown

1 October 2020

A trade deal with the EU after completing Brexit was going to be the easiest ever, leave-supporting politicians promised. As the UK was already aligned with all EU rules and standards, it could be “completed in an afternoon”. The problem that they either did not foresee, or neglected to mention, was that their insistence on “taking back control” would mean the right to diverge from exactly those rules and standards and that would not meet the EU’s requirements for trading on a level playing field.

Furlough Scheme: the changing structure

30 September 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) was put in place to support employers who were not able to operate as normal due to the pandemic.

How to guide for furlough

25 September 2020

This article provides guidance for managing furlough and the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.

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.