Report highlights impact of National Living Wage

10 January 2022

According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) has affected numbers of employees well beyond those who have directly benefitted.

National Highways to trial taper which can close off lanes in minutes

7 January 2022

National Highways has announced that it is to trial SwiftGate, an automatic taper which can be fully deployed in around five minutes compared to the 25 it takes road workers to put out the taper of cones directing often fast-moving traffic away from a live lane.

New air purifiers for education settings

7 January 2022

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi has announced an additional 7000 air cleaning units to be provided to early years, schools and colleges to improve ventilation at the start of the new term.

SMEs can reclaim some or all of their Covid SSP costs from HMRC

7 January 2022

Coming into force on 14 January 2022, the Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Funding of Employers’ Liabilities) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022/5) provide for certain small and medium-sized employers to reclaim some or all of their Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) costs from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).