Taking the money

26 January 2022

With the public falling out between Amazon and VISA, we look at how payment technologies have evolved and which payment options should small businesses consider offering to their customers.

Chemical database

26 January 2022

The Croner-i chemicals database contains over 110,000 chemicals records which are collated into single, comprehensive reference chemical charts. It is continually reviewed and frequently updated.

Waste and resources

25 January 2022

Caroline Hand explains waste management strategies and what businesses can expect in the year ahead.

Revised Highway Code — protecting the most vulnerable

25 January 2022

Following a consultation on proposed changes, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that the Highway Code will get a major revision on 29 January 2022. Here, we look at the main rule changes and what they mean for professional drivers.

Mandatory vaccination in domiciliary care — how to minimise the impact on staffing

24 January 2022

The deadline of 3 February 2022 is approaching for existing, unvaccinated staff in non-residential adult social care to have their first Covid-19 dose, in time to be able to receive their second dose by the 1 April 2022 deadline. Now that the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published its national operational guidance on vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) in wider social care settings, providers can see what they need to do to comply whilst working to reduce any negative impacts on staff retention, recruitment and wellbeing.

Covid-19 — protection from variants in 2022

21 January 2022

As more clinical data and medical advice becomes available there are both well-established and evolving steps that employers can take to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of staff, visitors and members of the public from changing coronavirus strains. Jon Herbert explores.

Mandatory Covid vaccination for health and social care settings

21 January 2022

On 6 January 2022, the Government passed legislation to officially mandate Covid vaccines for some workers in health and social care settings in England. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2022 come into force on 1 April 2022. This followed existing requirements for those entering a CQC-regulated care home in England to work to be fully vaccinated against Covid, unless an exemption applied.