New trade preference scheme for developing countries

19 August 2021

A new UK trade preference scheme to grow trade with developing countries is being proposed by the Government. The so-called Developing Countries Trading Scheme will take effect in 2022 and will replace the UK’s current Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) which itself replaced and largely replicated the EU’s GSP from 1 January 2021.

How to make safety a habit

18 August 2021

As returning to work opens up opportunities to do things differently, a fresh focus on behavioural safety can bring positive change. Jon Herbert reports.

ECHA enforcement projects

18 August 2021

In this feature article, Caroline Raine looks at the role of ECHA in enforcement and the activities of the Forum for Exchange for Information on Enforcement (Forum).

Managing redundancies as furlough ends

18 August 2021

What should employers consider when managing a redundancy process as the furlough scheme comes to an end on 30 September 2021? Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the issues.

Action needed to cover fire safety remediation costs

18 August 2021

While the government intended to protect residents of high-rise flats through improved safety standards, the unintended consequences have snowballed in the past few years and must be met with a fair and practical solution, says Royston Smith MP.

Back to work

18 August 2021

If staff are fearful about returning to work as Covid controls are lifted, it is vital employers explain the precautions that are in place to keep them safe and consider making further changes to reduce the risk to specific individuals, says lawyer Julian Cox.

Covid-19 guidance updated by HSE

18 August 2021

HSE has updated its guidance for employers on reducing the risk from Covid-19 in workplaces and public premises as a number of the legal restrictions around coronavirus are lifted across various parts of the UK.

Here comes the sun

18 August 2021

Research shows that just one in four outdoor workers in the UK wear sun cream to protect themselves from UV radiation, so it’s vital employers do more to warn workers about the health risks from sun exposure, writes skin protection company SC Johnson Professional.

Hybrid working guidance issued by Acas

18 August 2021

Acas has published guidance to help employers consider whether hybrid working could be an option for their business and how to fairly introduce it.