The next steps to integrated care

13 January 2021

In this feature Thoreya Swage, Healthcare Consultant, describes the next phase of development of Integrated Care Systems for 2021–2022.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

7 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 and should take reasonable steps to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

The January blues: an employers’ guide

4 January 2021

With the festive season a distant memory, employees now have to get through the infamous January blues. Recent reports have found that mental health illnesses cost the UK and Irish economy more than £41.8 billion (€49.7 billion) combined, each year.

Brexit implications for employment law

4 January 2021

Coronavirus news has dominated the headlines for the last few months, but as we see the end of 2020, the full implications are now becoming 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.

End of the leave year — should employees carry over leave?

23 December 2020

Many companies may operate a January to December leave year and, with the end of 2020 in sight, time may be running out for employees to take their leave. Ben McCarthy, employment law writer at Croner-i, explores whether employers should permit their employees to carry leave over into the next leave year.

The extended furlough scheme — what’s changed?

17 December 2020

With the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme having been extended once again, many employers will be wondering if there are any key changes to the Scheme to be aware of. In short — yes, there are. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines this more closely below.

How to manage “long Covid”

30 November 2020

Months after being infected with Covid-19, people are still suffering with symptoms commonly known as “long Covid”. Laura King considers how workplaces should respond.