All over 50s to be eligible for free flu vaccine

28 July 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has said shielded patients and their households will now be eligible for this year's free flu vaccination, as well all those aged 50-64 (those aged over 65 are already eligible).

Tribunal case cited as a warning to employers

28 July 2020

Employers across the country will be faced with difficult decisions about whether and when to make staff redundant as they face up to difficult trading conditions in the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown.

Traders urged to consider the Export Development Guarantee

28 July 2020

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has reminded traders that its Export Development Guarantee (EDG) helps UK exporters access high value loan facilities for general working capital or capital expenditure purposes. It can provide partial guarantees covering up to 80% of the risk to lenders for a maximum repayment period of up to five years.

Government plans to deliver a world class border

27 July 2020

Several Government departments, including HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for International Trade (DIT), have come together to launch a consultation into plans to develop a 2025 UK Border Strategy.

UK changes quarantine rules for those returning from Spain

27 July 2020

The latest update to the travel corridor exemption rules has left employers with yet another self-isolation headache. At midnight on Sunday, Spain and its islands were removed from the Government’s list of countries which do not require self-isolation upon return.

REC reports slow improvement in business confidence

27 July 2020

According to the Jobs Recovery Tracker, published by REC (the Recruitment and Employment Confederation), IT professionals, graphic designers and LGV drivers are in demand as the lockdown eases.

Warning on face coverings for babies and very young children

27 July 2020

Public Health England (PHE) has recently issued a warning about face coverings for babies and very young children, pointing out that children under the age of three years old should not be wearing any face covering or mask, for safety reasons.