Sarah Newton appointed Chair of HSE

7 August 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Sarah Newton as the new Chair of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board.

Teachers and parents need clarity on school reopening

7 August 2020

With Government scientists predicting that pubs may have to close to allow the full opening of schools in September (11 August in Scotland), the head of a leading teachers' union has called for a coherent plan to ensure that all schools can reopen.

Moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol

7 August 2020

The Cabinet Office has issued guidance providing support for businesses engaging in new processes under the Northern Ireland protocol. The Protocol will take effect at the end of the transition period and is intended to be a practical solution to avoid a hard border with Ireland whilst ensuring the UK, including Northern Ireland, leaves the EU as a whole.

New Acas advice on redundancies

7 August 2020

Updated advice to employers who are considering staff redundancies has been issued by the arbitration service, Acas.

Police unions seek improved pay offer

7 August 2020

The police staff trade unions — UNISON, Unite and GMB — have agreed to go back to the employers to seek an improvement for low-paid police staff on the current pay offer for 2020.

Have your say on Operation Brock 2021

7 August 2020

Due to the fact that the EU will impose new controls on goods arriving from Great Britain following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 has led the Government to look at revising its plans for dealing with possible congestion that may be caused.