More couriers demand to be classed as workers

19 March 2021

We recently reported that the Supreme Court had dismissed Uber’s appeal against previous rulings that its drivers should be classed as “workers” (see Supreme Court confirms that Uber drivers are workers and Uber in U-turn on workers’ rights).

Uber in U-turn on workers’ rights

18 March 2021

In February, we reported that Uber had lost its long court battle with regard to whether its drivers were self-employed agents, as it insisted, or workers, as a group of them had claimed (See Supreme Court confirms that Uber drivers are workers).

Clinically extremely vulnerable may return to work

18 March 2021

A letter from Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is being sent to clinically extremely vulnerable people to inform them of a change in guidance (https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus) coming into effect on 1 April.

Wales lays down first steps out of lockdown

18 March 2021

As part of what he describes as a careful, cautious and phased approach to relaxing coronavirus restrictions, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said that, from 13 March, people in Wales will be told to “stay local”, rather than to “stay at home”.

Changes to the Shortage Occupation List

16 March 2021

The Shortage Occupation List (SOL) shows which occupations, among those eligible for the skilled worker route, are facing a shortage of suitable labour and where it is sensible to fill those shortages with migrant workers.

Hybrid working to accelerate a shake-up in worker reward

11 March 2021

The shift towards hybrid working could signal a move away from traditional employee reward structures, including salary bands, the annual bonus and benefits, a report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts.

Two-thirds of London’s nurseries risk closure within the year

9 March 2021

Research conducted by the Early Years Alliance and Ceeda on behalf of the Mayor of London has found that 64% of nurseries and 56% of childminders consider their services to be at immediate risk of closure or to be facing potential closure in the next 12 months.