ECHA enforcement projects

18 August 2021

In this feature article, Caroline Raine looks at the role of ECHA in enforcement and the activities of the Forum for Exchange for Information on Enforcement (Forum).

Carriage of Dangerous Goods (CDG) prohibition notices 2020

12 August 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publish the list of Carriage of Dangerous Goods — Prohibition Notices. Caroline Raine discusses those issued in 2020 and highlights common mistakes that are made when transporting dangerous goods.

Covid Secure: working safely for offices, factories and labs

4 August 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces to establish safe operations. Dr Lisa Bushby considers the latest official advice given to offices, factories, laboratories and similar indoor environments.

Peat-free grounds management

3 August 2021

For decades, peat has been used in the UK as a growing medium for plants. However, with the growing recognition of peatlands as a carbon sink, the government’s long-awaited Peat Strategy has pledged to phase out its use. Laura King looks at why peat is used, and how organisations can move towards a peat-free future.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

2 August 2021

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.

Greening your business: the legal stuff

2 July 2021

The Government’s landmark Environment Bill and its latest net zero commitments will bring in a new era of environmental regulations that could revolutionise the way businesses manage their products and services. John Barwise highlights some of those key changes and what they mean for the business community.

FAQs on employing foreign nationals post-Brexit

2 July 2021

The FAQs below detail everything organisations need to know regarding the employment of foreign workers following our exit from the EU. This information is being continually checked and updated.

An update on right to work checks

1 July 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details the most up to date guidance on right to work checks, including virtual right to work checks.

Using the furlough scheme in 2021

1 July 2021

As the UK nations look to ease lockdown restrictions over the next few months, 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 furlough scheme in 2021.