Strongest employment intentions reported since onset of pandemic

8 March 2021

According to the latest Labour Market Outlook published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Adecco, UK employers are reporting their strongest employment intentions in a year and the country could be close to its unemployment peak.

Code of practice for property flood resilience

4 March 2021

CIRIA, the Construction Industry Research and Information Association, has published Guidance on the Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience (C790B) together with Making your Property More Flood Resilient— How the Code of Practice for Property Flood Resilience Can Help (C790C).

Employers should encourage staff to have the vaccine

4 March 2021

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published practical guidance for employers to help them to understand their responsibilities towards staff and support them as the vaccine rollout continues.

Budget 2021: jabs, jobs and jump-starting growth

3 March 2021

Introducing his second Budget, emphasising that he will still do “whatever it takes”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that his focus was on preventing the growth of unemployment as the country emerges from the latest lockdown.

More employers sign up to rapid testing

3 March 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has welcomed the fact that dozens of public and private sector employers are now offering rapid testing to those without Covid symptoms.

Acas advice on getting coronavirus vaccines for work

1 March 2021

While many office-based workplaces have successfully adapted to homeworking during the pandemic, this has not always been possible and some employers have expressed a desire for their staff to be vaccinated as a workplace requirement.

Views sought on introducing a Protect Duty

1 March 2021

The Home Office has launched a public consultation into how a potential Protect Duty would make the public safer at publicly accessible locations such as sports stadiums, festivals, pubs, schools and places of worship.