Call for online council meetings in England to be made legal

16 April 2021

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, has called on the Government to make online council meetings legal, after the lockdown. At present, the right to hold council meetings online is granted temporarily, under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Employers get thumbs up for being Covid ready

15 April 2021

With non-essential shops, gyms, hairdressers and other premises now re-opened as England's lockdown eases, the British Safety Council (BSC) decided to check that organisations were prepared.

Will the UK match the EU on workers’ rights?

15 April 2021

The UK is already at “real risk” of falling behind its European counterparts on the question of workers’ rights, the TUC has claimed as it challenged the UK Government to keep pace with developments in the EU.

Practical guide for Race at Work Charter signatories

14 April 2021

A new report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities concludes that, while the UK is not yet a “post-racial country”, its successes “should be regarded as a model for other white-majority countries".

Scotland offered a path back much closer to normality

14 April 2021

Almost exactly a year after the country first went into lockdown, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has presented an optimistic view of the weeks ahead. Between now and mid-May, she suggested, Scotland would move towards brighter days.

NHS figures recommend taking Covid-19 vaccine during Ramadan

13 April 2021

The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has issued specific advice recommending the Covid-19 vaccine and saying it is fine to have during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on the evening of 12 April 2021, as it is not nutritional and does not contain any animal or foetal products.

Employers react favourably to roadmap out of lockdown

13 April 2021

Supported by vaccine progress, the UK Government’s plan to ease lockdown measures and return to more normal business operations in the months ahead led to a marked improvement in recruitment activity in March.