According to the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS Test and Trace has maintained its strong start to the year, reaching more than 270,000 people in the latest reporting week with over 2.9 million people tested.
We reported in May 2020 that the Supreme Court would consider Uber’s appeal against previous rulings that its drivers they should be classed as “workers” (see Supreme Court is due to rule in gig economy case). With full details available at https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2019-0029-judgment.pdf, the Court has now ruled in favour of the drivers and unanimously dismissed Uber’s appeal.
Emphasising that the situation in Scotland is still very fragile, with infection rates having only just returned to the levels being recorded in early December, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the way ahead involves trade-offs.
In October 2020 we reported on the publication of the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020 which set a limit of £95,000 on the total pre-tax aggregate value of exit payments made to most types of public sector employees (see Cap on public sector exit payments coming into forcepo-document-id_71178).
A new Covid-19 vaccination uptake plan sets out how the Government and NHS England are partnering with directors of public health, charities and the faith sector to increase vaccine take up and ensure equal access.