Collecting contact details for NHS Test and Trace

7 April 2021

The Government requires businesses in designated sectors to support the NHS Test and Trace service by keeping a temporary record of all staff working, customers and visitors for 21 days. Paul Clarke reviews what this means in terms of data collection.

Sequencing the Covid genome safely

7 April 2021

Simon Rice, head of health and safety at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, explains how he keeps laboratory staff safe as they strive to spot new variants of the coronavirus.

EU exit transition watch — Ode to Joy?

6 April 2021

In our regular look at the developing situation between the UK and the EU post-Brexit it would be safe to say that the fourth movement of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the anthem of the European Union, will not have been playing regularly on either side of the Channel in the last month as relations between the UK and the EU have been anything but joyful.

Help to Grow

5 April 2021

In the 2021 Budget the government introduced two “Help to Grow” schemes to aid SMEs develop their businesses. These are Help to Grow: Management and Help to Grow: Digital. In this article we look at the details of the schemes.

Keeping pace with business and environment standards after Brexit

5 April 2021

The UK has left the European Union and is free to set its own rules on trade, and pursue its own plans for economic prosperity and environmental protection. In this article, John Barwise reviews progress following the UK’s departure from the EU, and assesses the implications for businesses and the environment in the long term.

Sleep-in carers not entitled to NMW whilst asleep — case details

1 April 2021

In a long-standing case, Tomlinson-Blake v Royal Mencap Society, the Supreme Court (SC) has held that “sleep-in” carers are not entitled to receive national minimum wage (NMW) for the hours they spend asleep and are therefore not working. Here, we discuss the details of the case.

The Good Work Plan one year on

1 April 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the Good Work Plan in detail, touching on the changes that have happened and those yet to come.