Long Covid: what do we know?

21 June 2021

Long Covid is associated with significant health issues for individuals — and therefore will have significant implications for employers. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that one million people have self-reported Long Covid. Laura King provides an update on the disease and what is known so far.

Regulation and technology: the changing nature of public inquiries

15 June 2021

The content, scope and documents being considered at preliminary hearings and public inquiries is changing and, with those changes accelerating though the Covid-19 pandemic, the nature of public inquiries may soon be very different to those being undertaken 10 years ago. Here, Andrew Woolfall, of Backhouse Jones Solicitors, considers what operators need to be aware of and how these changes will impact the way they manage their “paperwork”, the systems they choose to adopt, and their expectation of ever coming face to face with the regulator.

Diabetes in the workplace

14 June 2021

Diabetes Week in the UK starts on 14 June 2021. Vicky Powell examines diabetes in the context of the workplace, considering how managers can best support the health of workers with diabetes and the relevant work and safety related issues.

A guide to the rules for imports and exports between Great Britain and the EU

9 June 2021

Many businesses are still confused over the rules for importing from the EU and exporting to the EU. The rules for exports and imports to and from the EU are the same as imports and exports to the rest of the world. This article gives a general outline and links to further advice. It does not detail the rules for movements to and from Northern Ireland — this will be dealt with in a subsequent article.

EU exit watch — Nul points for cooperation and compromise

7 June 2021

This month’s look at the post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU examines problems with the Northern Ireland protocol, fishing negotiations and the challenges that firms are encountering in trading with the EU.

Road Pricing — is it a scheme worthy of consideration?

25 May 2021

With an increasing urgency to reform the way road use is taxed and paid for, the idea of pricing based on usage is being re-examined. Here, Tony Francis raises the option of including road pricing as a measure to help improve the national transport network, our air quality and potentially to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Supreme Court decision in Heathrow Airport case

24 May 2021

On 16 December 2020, the Supreme Court gave judgement in the case of R (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd and others) v Heathrow Airport Ltd. Heathrow Airport Ltd had appealed against a Court of Appeal decision that the Secretary of State had acted unlawfully.