The next steps to integrated care

13 January 2021

In this feature Thoreya Swage, Healthcare Consultant, describes the next phase of development of Integrated Care Systems for 2021–2022.

High Court decision in badger culling case

12 January 2021

On May 13, 2020, the High Court gave judgement in the case of The Queen (on the application of the National Farmers Union and T&G Stone Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Natural England. The claimants had applied for judicial review of the decision not to grant a badger culling licence in Derbyshire.

Brexit, Covid and a climate in crisis — a review of 2020

11 January 2021

A global pandemic, a climate in crisis and uncertainties over Brexit dominated the news in 2020, but it hasn’t all been gloom and doom. Greenhouse gas emissions are not rising as fast as expected, environmental protection is being strengthened and Covid vaccines should see life return to normal — or should that be the “new normal” — at some point. John Barwise reviews ups and downs of the last 12 months and what might be in store for businesses this year.

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.

Signed off sick with stress

11 January 2021

A consideration of employers’ duties, best practice and how to manage stress-related absences.

Sending goods to the EU — problems and solutions

11 January 2021

A number of exporters to Europe have faced problems with sending their goods to the EU. Many lorries have been turned back at the border and over 150 have incurred fines in Kent for the failure to have complete paperwork. Here we identify the issues that are most frequently found and explain how to get it right first time.

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.

Homeworking — the latest

7 January 2021

Since the first lockdown back in March 2020, homeworking has become a very significant part of many organisation’s daily operation. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores where we are with homeworking.