Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

15 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.

Using the furlough scheme in 2021

13 January 2021

With new lockdowns in place across the UK, Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key things to bear in mind for those seeking to make use of the scheme going forward.

Why following EU legislation is still a good idea

11 January 2021

For nearly 50 years UK businesses have had to take account of legislation arising from the UK’s membership of the EU. Paul Clarke examines the background to that legislation, describes to what degree it will apply now the UK has left the Union and discusses what impact future European law will have on those trading with the EU Member States.

Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant Restart: how is it working?

7 January 2021

Following the large-scale reductions in bus services and revenue experienced during the national lockdown in March 2020, the DfT announced the Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant to ensure bus services continued to operate. With reductions in vehicle capacities being made to keep passengers safe, in May of last year, funding of £254 million was announced in order to increase capacity on buses by returning service levels to as near 100% as possible, while preparing for an economic recovery. This funding formed the basis of the Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) Restart package, replacing the Support Grant announced last March.

Re-opening the workplace after lockdown — part 2

7 January 2021

This feature advises on the procedures employers may wish to put in place when re-opening the workplace, relating to revising working methods, employee training and absence management, as well as some of the more common HR considerations.

The latest on shielding

7 January 2021

Due to the reintroduction of lockdowns across Britain, shielding has returned in England, Scotland and Wales. This means that those who are most at risk from the coronavirus will be sent letters instructing them to stay in their homes meaning they should not come into work even if they cannot work from home. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Government Coronavirus aid for business

18 December 2020

There are a number of schemes that the government is providing to help businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Some schemes are coming to an end, whilst new support is also being introduced. This is a summation of the main schemes that are available.