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At Ramadan, participating employees often have to manage extra physical and mental stresses, fatigue and dehydration. Jon Herbert describes how flexibility, discussion and forward planning from employers can help everyone involved.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has updated its guidance for providers on Regulation 20: The Duty of Candour, here, making it clear that an apology, required to fulfil this statutory duty, does not mean accepting liability and will not affect a provider’s indemnity cover regardless of the health or social care, public or private sector involved.
Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic Calendar during which Muslims partake in religious observance, including ritual fasting from sunrise to sunset. This year, Ramadan is expected to run from 12 April to 12 May 2021 and we have outlined some key ways to support staff during this period.
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.
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.
FAQs on furlough and the Government’s Job Retention Scheme which aims to provide employers with an alternative to redundancies. The Job Retention Scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021.
The Job Retention Scheme has been extended until the end of September 2021. These FAQs relate to the Job Retention Scheme and its operation from July to October 2020. The Scheme will operate under adjusted rules from November 2020.
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 to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.