Drivers’ hours and working time rules for mobile workers on furlough

20 November 2020

Drivers on furlough and their employers must take care to ensure that they continue to observe the requirements of both the Drivers’ Hours and Working Time Regulations. This will particularly be the case where a driver is furloughed by one employer but continues to work for another. In this article, Richard Smith looks at the different scenarios.

The Job Retention Scheme and Job Support Scheme: what’s the difference?

29 October 2020

The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.

Transport changes ADR 2021

19 October 2020

In this feature Caroline Raine outlines the changes that will be brought into ADR 2021. The changes are applicable from 1 January 2021 and mandatory on 1 July 2021.

Road accident statistics

19 October 2020

The Government publishes annual road accident statistics some nine months in arrears of the year in question and the 2019 figures have just been made available. Headline figures may be “cherry-picked” to make a particular point but deeper investigation can be useful to road transport operators by providing an indication of where would be the most effective areas to concentrate monitoring and training of drivers in order to improve road safety. Richard Smith looks at some details of the 2019 figures with this in mind.

10 ways to optimise homeworking

16 October 2020

As working from home becomes the new normal for many, Laura King outlines 10 considerations to help ensure the home office is safe and productive.

Managing colds and flu at work during the pandemic

12 October 2020

As autumn sets in, employers and workers in the UK will, as usual, be anticipating seasonal colds and flu. However, this year’s winter flu season will pose some unique challenges — not least due to the extensive overlap in the symptoms of seasonal colds and the coronavirus. Vicky Powell looks at how best to manage seasonal flu and colds at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to guide for flexible furlough from July 2020

7 October 2020

This guide provides practical guidance for managing the flexible furlough arrangement under the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.

Furlough Scheme: the changing structure

30 September 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough scheme) was put in place to support employers who were not able to operate as normal due to the pandemic.