Part 1: Greening the grid — what are the options?

3 January 2022

The Government announced plans at the end of 2021 to decarbonise the UK’s electricity system by building capacity in the renewables sector and other low carbon technologies that will eliminate reliance on fossil fuels by 2035. In part 1 of this two-part feature, John Barwise considers the pros and cons of achieving this ambition.

Driving in adverse weather conditions

31 December 2021

For much of the UK in recent years, winter road conditions have been generally benign. Although certain parts of the country are still liable to snow and ice, these conditions may strike anywhere and the fact they are less frequently encountered means many drivers have little experience of dealing with them. High winds, fog and heavy rain are also likely to occur at any time of year.

2021: HR year in review

30 December 2021

2021 has unquestionably raised unique challenges and opportunities. HR teams have been thrown an abundance of new laws, precedents, guidance and practices, so have been working tirelessly to ensure compliance and satisfaction from their individual organisations. It’s important to look back on the changes which have been implemented and assess what is needed for a successful 2022.

The golden thread of information

29 December 2021

As the Building Safety Bill (BSB) progresses through Parliament, Mike Sopp looks at how those in the building and construction sectors in particular are beginning to adapt their ways of working.

Standing up for those without a voice

22 December 2021

The emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is a stark reminder that we must continue to reduce the risk of infection at work as much as possible, says Mike Robinson.

Tax matters: Is your business claiming all the tax reliefs it can?

22 December 2021

As the UK has one of the most complex tax systems in the world, making sure your business is claiming all the tax reliefs it can should be a priority. Here we discover that many small business owners are unaware of many tax reliefs they could be claiming to reduce their tax bills.

Preparing for lockdown

22 December 2021

Following the rapid rise in Covid-positive cases of the Omicron variant, the devolved parliaments in Scotland, England and Wales have announced new restrictions. Scotland and Wales have taken a more forceful stance by banning crowds at sporting events, restricting the number of households represented in hospitality settings and re-introducing strict social distancing measures, to limit the transmission of the virus.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

22 December 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.