Pros and cons of permanent homeworking

19 November 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many changes to our working lives, not least of which being staff working from home more than they likely have ever done before. With many companies across the UK potentially considering whether homeworking should become a more long-term arrangement, it is important to evaluate if this could work for a company going forward. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, examines this more closely below.

Asbestos victims’ claims held up by coronavirus

18 November 2020

More than 250 claims are still pending to be processed by the Government for victims of asbestos-related diseases, and at least 15 people have died before seeing the payments owed to them.

Long Covid: the new working wounded?

18 November 2020

Thousands of workers are suffering from life-changing and ongoing health problems after contracting Covid-19, reports Belinda Liversedge.

Concessions for Transport Operators During Covid-19

17 November 2020

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.

Terror threat escalation procedures

17 November 2020

Following a number of incidents on the European mainland, the UK terrorist threat level has once again been raised to severe, meaning an attack is “highly likely”. Mike Sopp examines the actions an organisation should take when a terror threat escalation occurs.