Covid-19: tech solutions with wider applications

17 November 2020

Many companies have developed advanced digital business strategies at record speed during 2020. In parallel, tech-driven health and safety tools addressing a wide range of future risks have also made their way swiftly into the workplace. Jon Herbert reports.

Registering new primary care medical services with the CQC

3 November 2020

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 all primary care medical service providers that carry out “regulated” activities must be registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC). Martin Hodgson describes exactly what new providers must do.

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

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.

Parental employment rights when children self-isolate

23 September 2020

Reader note — December 2020. This article refers to self-isolation periods of 14 days which was correct at the time it was written. Please note that self-isolation periods have undergone adjustment and may no longer be 14 days.

CQC: new approach to regulation

7 September 2020

In this feature, Deborah Bellamy discusses the proposed new changes to CQC regulation and other developments.