Data case sees employee given suspended prison sentence

13 January 2021

An employee of the RAC has been sentenced to eight months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, in a prosecution brought by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), only its second under the Computer Misuse Act.

Covid-19 critical worker status

8 January 2021

The regulator of the UK’s private security industry, the Security Industry Authority (SIA), has consulted the Home Office to obtain guidance for individuals and security businesses/employers in the sector to enable them to consider working requirements during the current lockdown.

Lockdown restrictions in Wales to be extended and strengthened

8 January 2021

The alert level four restrictions introduced in Wales before Christmas are to remain in place and will be strengthened in some key areas to prevent the new, highly-infectious, strain of the virus spreading from person to person in those shops and workplaces which remain open.

Mandatory Covid testing introduced for international arrivals

8 January 2021

Everyone coming to England from a foreign destination, including returning UK nationals, will be required to present a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

Employment rights after Brexit

7 January 2021

When the 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK finally completed its slow withdrawal from the European Union with, at the last possible moment, a trade deal setting out at least part of their future relationship.

Outdated Covid-secure rules could put workers at risk

6 January 2021

Essential workers and those who cannot work from home could be at risk from workplace safety rules that have not been updated since March 2020 and which do not take account of new Covid-19 strains or new scientific knowledge about how the virus is spread.

Top CEOs have already earned the average annual wage

6 January 2021

Bosses of some leading British companies will have made more money by teatime on 6 January than their average worker earns in an entire year, analysis of CEO pay disclosures in companies’ annual reports reveals.