First Minister calls for caution as Scotland set to move to Level 0

14 July 2021

After the announcement that most Covid restrictions in England would be lifted on 19 July (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease , Scotland is set to follow suit — although it will retain a number of public health measures.

Spotlight put on flexible working “notspots”

12 July 2021

Analysis of official data by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found the use of flexible working arrangements is unequal across the UK, leading to a warning of the risks of potentially creating a two-tier workforce.

Call for more clarity on lifting Covid restrictions

12 July 2021

Business groups and unions are separately telling the Government that it needs to be much clearer in its messaging about what happens with regard to safety measures on public transport and in the workplace after “Freedom Day” on 19 July.

New guidance on right to work checks

8 July 2021

In advance of changes which were introduced on 1 July to the way citizens from European Economic Area (EEA) countries must demonstrate their right to work in the UK, the Home Office issued new guidance for employers.

Still more than 140 people killed at work last year

8 July 2021

With the average annual number of workers killed at work over the five years 2016/17 to 2020/21 being 136, the provisional data showing that 142 were killed at work in Great Britain in 2020/21 is broadly in step with recent trends.

Covid restrictions set to end in England

6 July 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out how life will soon return close to normal as he confirmed that social distancing will end, facemasks will no longer be mandatory and there will be no limits on gatherings.