The new world of work

28 July 2021

A new ‘right to request’ flexible working would provide employees and businesses with the flexibility to decide whether home, flexible, hybrid or office working is the most productive way of operating their business, says Mike Robinson.

Mandatory Covid vaccines in care homes Q&As

28 July 2021

Since the announcement that the Government was to make Covid vaccination a legal requirement for workers in some care homes, employers are concerned about how it affects them and their staff. Nicola Mullineux, Content Manager at Croner-i, explores the typical Q&As regarding mandatory Covid vaccines in care homes.

Managing conduct — remote and office working

28 July 2021

Researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, Opeyemi Ogundeji, explores how employers can manage conduct both in the workplace and whilst staff are working from home.

World Refill Day

26 July 2021

While 16 June 2021 may have passed with little fanfare, it hosted an event that represents an important shift towards sustainable practices. The event in question was World Refill Day, a public awareness campaign intended to reduce plastic pollution and waste. Caroline and Tim Hand explain refill schemes and how your business, large or small, can participate.

Coronavirus in schools and early years settings

26 July 2021

What can schools and early years providers do to keep their pupils and children safe? Martin Hodgson provides comprehensive coverage of all the appropriate guidance on Covid-19.

Concessions for Transport Operators During Covid-19

26 July 2021

In order to cope with the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and maintain essential transport, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government. The Senior Traffic Commissioner has also published a set of temporary updates to certain of the existing Statutory Documents that provide guidance to Traffic Commissioners when dealing with regulatory issues. These relaxations apply to England, Scotland and Wales only, as the arrangements for Northern Ireland are devolved.

Identifying physiological deterioration in care home residents: what are the latest developments?

23 July 2021

Older patients in residential care settings are at risk of physiological deterioration. Not all cases are easily predicted but failing to recognise early signs can mean poor outcomes for the individual. The effects of Covid-19 in particular can be very varied and not immediately obvious, especially in older people who often develop the “soft signs” of illness. Christine Grey investigates.

Forthcoming trade events August 2021

23 July 2021

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

How to establish a maintenance regime

22 July 2021

The maintenance of workplace facilities is essential to eliminate hazards and to ensure a safe working environment. Mike Sopp advises how to establish an effective maintenance regime.