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The UK ceased to be a Member State of the EU on 31 January 2020 and is now in a transition period that will end on 31st December 2020. The UK and EU can jointly agree to an extension before 1 July 2020 to extend the transition period for up to one or two years’ but the UK Government has made it clear that it will not seek an extension. The two parties must therefore negotiate a future relationship by the end of 2020, building on the framework set out in the Political Declaration.
This year contains a number of interesting dates that may have varying impacts on entitlements to pay and annual leave. With this in mind, Ben McCarthy, lead employment law writer and researcher at Croner-i, outlines what employers should bear in mind.
Having effective fire safety arrangements in place is a vital element in the running of any residential care home where elderly or dependent residents are particularly vulnerable to the dangers of fire.