Brexit — a map of the final frontier

24 December 2020

After an 11-month transition period, the UK’s exit from the EU is complete. Jon Herbert summarises the major points and relevant guidance.

Video conferencing: accessible to all or all Zoomed out?

16 November 2020

Video conferencing has allowed us to stay connected while workplaces are closed or only part-occupied. But are we following best practice? Laura King considers how to ensure online meetings are accessible as well as giving some practical tips on avoiding Zoom fatigue.

Transport changes ADR 2021

19 October 2020

In this feature Caroline Raine outlines the changes that will be brought into ADR 2021. The changes are applicable from 1 January 2021 and mandatory on 1 July 2021.

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.

Brexit and changes to chemical compliance

9 October 2020

Caroline Raine discusses developments in the chemical industry in relation to Brexit and explains what the UK has planned for chemical compliance post 31 December 2020.

Furlough fraud penalties confirmed by HMRC

10 September 2020

According to reports, the number of fraudulent claims has continued to increase in recent weeks as exploitation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the furlough scheme) becomes a new Government threat. HMRC has announced the penalties that can be imposed on the employers who commit furlough fraud. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Formaldehyde and control in the workplace

26 August 2020

In this feature, Caroline Raine looks at the chemical formaldehyde and discusses recent and future changes regarding its control in the workplace.