Green transition loans for UK fossil fuel industry

23 August 2021

The government has agreed the UK’s first state-backed green transition loan to help fossil fuel industries capitalise on net zero opportunities, with the first ever loan awarded to engineering and consultancy firm Wood Group (an Aberdeen-based engineering and energy consultancy business).

New EU rules on transparent and predictable working

20 August 2021

While the UK is no longer required to implement new European directives, employers may still be interested in what their competitors and clients in the European Union are being asked to comply with in the area of employment legislation.

Campaign to boost youth employment

19 August 2021

Employers are urged to create a million opportunities for young people (aged 16 to 30), through jobs, internships, work experience, apprenticeships, T-Levels or the Kickstart scheme, in order to help undo the damage done by the Covid pandemic.

British workers urged to take their full holidays

18 August 2021

It is important for people to take time off to get rest and to keep both physically and mentally healthy, Acas has advised, as it urged workers to use their holiday entitlement within their current leave year where they can.