Employers may be offered NI relief when hiring veterans

19 January 2021

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has invited comments on proposals that will enable employers to apply a zero-rate secondary Class 1 Employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) on the salaries of veterans during their first year of civilian employment.

Travel corridors to the UK removed

18 January 2021

From 4am on 18 January 2021, due to concerns over new strains of the coronavirus potentially entering the UK, the Government has now taken steps to remove travel corridor options for travellers.

Largest vaccination programme in British history

18 January 2021

With more than 2700 vaccine sites across the UK, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is expecting to see at least 2 million vaccinations per week as the Government sets out its plan for vaccinating tens of millions of people by the Spring.

How to support employees suffering domestic abuse

14 January 2021

Following the publication of the Government’s final report from its Review into Workplace Support for Victims of Domestic Abuse, Business Minister Paul Scully has written an open letter to employers offering guidance on how they can support survivors.

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.

Ockenden Review leads to new NHS maternity leadership training

13 January 2021

Hundreds of NHS maternity and neonatal leaders in England will benefit from a new £500,000 maternity leadership programme which will aim to apply lessons learned both from the pandemic and maternity safety inquiries, including the Ockenden Review.