Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme

29 March 2020

The Government has announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time, although offering no work, and avoid lay-offs. It is called the Job Retention Scheme and aims to avoid lay-offs or redundancies while employers are unable to offer work to their employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

From global warming to net zero: your route map

27 March 2020

The UK Government has announced a target of net zero for UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. John Barwise defines the key environmental terms and explains the mechanisms by which we could achieve this ambitious target.

Eight essential coronavirus Q&As

26 March 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is a continously fast-moving subject. Please refer to the GOV.UK’s website for the latest updates.

Managing annual leave during coronavirus

25 March 2020

With the coronavirus situation escalating, many employers in a position to stay open may be wondering how they should manage annual leave requests. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-I, examines this in more detail below.

Top 10 tips for managing redundancy

25 March 2020

Stuart Chamberlain, Croner-i author and employment law consultant, gives 10 top tips for employers when carrying out individual consultation redundancy processes ― that is, where fewer than 20 employees are to be made redundant from one establishment within a 90-day period.

Forthcoming trade events April 2020

25 March 2020

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.

Connected learning

25 March 2020

Is connected learning yet another L&D buzz term, or is there something far more substantial underpinning it, that provides not only great opportunities for learning but also for organisational performance? In this article, Judith Christian-Carter, independent learning consultant, explores what connected learning means and the opportunities it provides to individuals, work teams and organisations.

Managing stress during the pandemic

25 March 2020

Amid all the uncertainties and disruption caused by COVID-19, an awareness of how your team is coping is all-important. Laura King looks at what managers can do to reduce stress for themselves and employees.