Coronavirus — lay-offs and short-time working

1 June 2022

My business is going through a bad spell as a result of the effect of the coronavirus and Government advice. I doubt if I can now meet the present wage bill and I am reluctant at this stage to make widespread redundancies. Can I put the staff on short-time working until the coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency is over and the financial and economic situation improves? I cannot find anything in the staff contract of employment about this.

Clerk of Works

1 June 2022

My Architect is proposing to employ a Clerk of Works on my project. How will that help?

Lay-offs and short-time working — no contractual rights

1 June 2022

My business is going through a bad spell. I can’t meet the present wage bill. Can I just put the staff on short-time working until the financial and economic situation improves? There is nothing in the staff’s contract of employment about this.

National data opt-out

26 May 2022

The national data opt-out deadline has been extended to 31 July 2022. What do general practices need to do to comply with its requirements?

Can Ukrainian refugees go to school?

20 May 2022

A few Ukrainian families have moved to our area and have made applications for the children to go to our school. We are fully subscribed. Are they eligible for a school place and are we obliged to take them?

TCFD Mandate

20 May 2022

What is the TCFD Mandate, and which businesses does it apply to?