Ofsted inspections post-Covid

19 November 2021

We have not had external examination results for two years and staff are concerned about the possibility of an inspection before the end of the academic year. What can we expect?

International recruitment to the NHS

18 November 2021

What is ethical overseas recruitment, what it meant by “active recruitment” and does this mean we can’t employ staff from countries on the WHO List?

Liability and falling trees

17 November 2021

Following recent wet and windy weather, a tree within our property fell onto the public pavement. The question has been asked as to our liability if this had caused an injury and what we should be doing in terms of best practice to prevent such incidents?

Safety on the public highway

17 November 2021

Our company is to undertake some maintenance work on the public highway. Apart from the usual health and safety legislation, is there any other legislation that we may have to abide by?

Closing a T1 document

16 November 2021

Is it possible to close a T1 document without physically attending a customs office on arrival in the UK?

UK Trader Scheme and selling goods to Northern Ireland

16 November 2021

Last year we applied to the UK Trader Scheme for our goods to be declared “not at risk” when trading with Northern Ireland. Our goods come from China and we mainly sell in Great Britain but also to Northern Ireland. We understand that our customers pay an extra 6% duty on the goods coming into Northern Ireland after we have already paid 6% on goods from China coming into UK. Could you explain how the process works?

Social prescribing

12 November 2021

How will “social prescribing” help us manage the workload in our GP practice?

Sick building syndrome

11 November 2021

A small group of employees believe that they are suffering from Sick Building Syndrome and they want us to take steps to address the issue. First, how can we be sure that it is not just hay fever or a similar allergy and, second, what changes can we make to improve the workplace environment?