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.
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.
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".
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.
All appointments made for patients aged under 30 to have their first Oxford/AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine have been cancelled by NHS England; patients have been advised to discuss their vaccination with their GP.
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.
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.
Employers’ gender pay gap figures for 2020 indicate no change from the position reported two year’s previously, with women earning 87p for every £1 the median male worker earned in 2020, exactly what they received in 2018.