Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

9 September 2020

Reader note — December 2020. This article refers to self-isolation periods of 14 days which was correct at the time it was written. Please note that self-isolation periods have undergone adjustment and may no longer be 14 days.

Who are the key workers whose children can still go to school?

6 April 2020

When it was announced that schools were to close (see England schools to shut until further notice), there was a rider to the effect that the children of key workers and the most vulnerable children would still be able to attend on Monday 23 March.

Are employers ready for a pandemic?

17 March 2020

Reader note — December 2020. This article refers to self-isolation periods of 14 days which was correct at the time it was written. Please note that self-isolation periods have undergone adjustment and may no longer be 14 days.

Self-isolate with a persistent cough or fever

17 March 2020

Reader note — December 2020. This article refers to self-isolation periods of 14 days which was correct at the time it was written. Please note that self-isolation periods have undergone adjustment and may no longer be 14 days.

Help for businesses affected by coronavirus

12 March 2020

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has a set up a phone helpline to support businesses and self-employed people concerned about not being able to pay their tax due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

A virus-beating Budget

11 March 2020

As was widely expected, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget had at its heart the need to respond to the significant, if, as he stressed, temporary impact on people and the economy of the current coronavirus outbreak.

Making sure workers are paid correctly for holiday leave

9 March 2020

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a new campaign to remind workers of their right to paid holiday leave and to ensure that employers check their staff are taking the leave to which they are entitled.