More areas to move into higher tiers on Boxing Day

23 December 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that more areas in the East and South East of England are to be placed under the toughest Tier 4 restrictions with effect from 00.01 on 26 December.

Updated guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable

22 December 2020

Following the Government’s decision to introduce new Tier 4 restrictions from 20 December (see GB Governments introduce tougher rules now and at Christmas), it has produced further guidance for the most vulnerable people in these areas.

GB Governments introduce tougher rules now and at Christmas

21 December 2020

With the latest data showing the new variant of the coronavirus spreading more rapidly in London, the South East and the East of England. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced new restrictions taking effect on Sunday 20 December.

Significant post-Brexit changes expected in labour market

21 December 2020

With migrant workers having accounted for 60% of net employment growth between 1996 and 2019, a leading think tank has highlighted significant changes ahead when the UK’s post-Brexit immigration regime comes into effect on 1 January 2021.

Health and safety after the UK has left the EU

18 December 2020

The UK formally left the EU at the end of January 2020 but has remained in an 11-month transition period during which it has continued to abide by EU rules and regulations in order to allow time for a trade deal to be agreed.

Some relief but more English areas go into Tier three

17 December 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the outcome of the Government’s latest review of the three-tier system and, while there are some slight improvements, the main direction of the changes is into more restrictive measures.

Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes

17 December 2020

Saying that he was aiming to provide certainty for millions of jobs and businesses, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the furlough scheme is to be extended until the end of April 2021 with the Government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages.

Wales set to impose higher-level restrictions

16 December 2020

First Minister Mark Drakeford has warned that higher-level restrictions will have to come into force in order to control rapidly accelerating coronavirus rates across Wales.