Long Covid: what do we know?

21 June 2021

Long Covid is associated with significant health issues for individuals — and therefore will have significant implications for employers. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that one million people have self-reported Long Covid. Laura King provides an update on the disease and what is known so far.

Coronavirus vaccine and your employees — HR considerations

18 June 2021

A vaccine to prevent serious health effects from coronavirus has been developed and made available to the public. In this article, Nicola Mullineux, Group Content Manager at Croner-i explores the top questions employers may have surrounding the vaccine, such as requiring employees to be vaccinated and more.

Regulation and technology: the changing nature of public inquiries

15 June 2021

The content, scope and documents being considered at preliminary hearings and public inquiries is changing and, with those changes accelerating though the Covid-19 pandemic, the nature of public inquiries may soon be very different to those being undertaken 10 years ago. Here, Andrew Woolfall, of Backhouse Jones Solicitors, considers what operators need to be aware of and how these changes will impact the way they manage their “paperwork”, the systems they choose to adopt, and their expectation of ever coming face to face with the regulator.

Diabetes in the workplace

14 June 2021

Diabetes Week in the UK starts on 14 June 2021. Vicky Powell examines diabetes in the context of the workplace, considering how managers can best support the health of workers with diabetes and the relevant work and safety related issues.

Time to tackle the driver shortage problem

13 June 2021

It goes without saying that this has been a difficult time for the haulage industry, with the difficulties caused by Brexit exacerbated by the unprecedented demands placed on operators and drivers by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, behind the media stories of long queues into Dover, drivers delayed for days at the border and the rapidly changing demands for Covid tests and new paperwork, there is a longer-term problem — there are simply not enough drivers. Here we take a look at the problem and assess what can be done.

A guide to the rules for imports and exports between Great Britain and the EU

9 June 2021

Many businesses are still confused over the rules for importing from the EU and exporting to the EU. The rules for exports and imports to and from the EU are the same as imports and exports to the rest of the world. This article gives a general outline and links to further advice. It does not detail the rules for movements to and from Northern Ireland — this will be dealt with in a subsequent article.