Views sought on locally-led reorganisation of local government

3 March 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a public consultation after councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset submitted proposals for reorganisation in their area by creating a single tier of local government.

More employers sign up to rapid testing

3 March 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has welcomed the fact that dozens of public and private sector employers are now offering rapid testing to those without Covid symptoms.

Budget 2021: jabs, jobs and jump-starting growth

3 March 2021

Introducing his second Budget, emphasising that he will still do “whatever it takes”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that his focus was on preventing the growth of unemployment as the country emerges from the latest lockdown.

Acas advice on getting coronavirus vaccines for work

1 March 2021

While many office-based workplaces have successfully adapted to homeworking during the pandemic, this has not always been possible and some employers have expressed a desire for their staff to be vaccinated as a workplace requirement.

NHS expands mental health support for staff

26 February 2021

Recognising that they have pushed their minds and bodies to the limit over the last year, the NHS is helping staff to look after their mental health with 40 dedicated support hubs set to open across the country.

Calls for more help as unemployment surges

26 February 2021

With the latest official labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics showing that the unemployment rate rose to 5% in the three months to November 2020, there have been calls for Government action from a range of organisations.