Domestic abuse — what employers can do to support workers

9 November 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has seen millions of employees asked to work from home but, for some, home is not a safe place, with dramatic increases in instances of domestic abuse being reported during lockdowns. Vicky Powell highlights what employers need to do to support home-based and other workers facing this difficult and complex issue.

Country Profile — Ukraine

6 November 2020

Deal-making between the UK and Ukraine has been on the rise, but there remains considerable untapped potential after the signing of a new free trade pact.

The £1000 Job Retention Bonus — FAQs

5 November 2020

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, released his “Plan for Jobs” on 8 July 2020 to set out how the Government will support economic recovery in the UK. One of the elements included was a new Job Retention Bonus (JRB) to provide additional support to employers who keep on their furloughed employees in meaningful employment according to certain criteria

Uniting Against Bullying

5 November 2020

Michael Evans, a former Headteacher, looks at what is being done in schools to prevent bullying.

The importance of responding to domestic abuse in the workplace

5 November 2020

Domestic abuse includes, but is not limited to, controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse. It can be physical, emotional and/or psychological, as well as financial, and can take place in person or through digital means. The abuse is usually between adults who are, or have been, in an intimate relationship, or between family members. Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores this in more detail below.

Digging safely

4 November 2020

A free service exists so those carrying out excavation work can check for potentially dangerous underground cables and pipes, explains Richard Broome.