Thousands of extra deaths as a result of long working hours

17 May 2021

In a first global analysis of the loss of life and health associated with working long hours, the World Health Organization (WTO) and International Labour Organization (ILO) estimate that, in 2016, there were 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease.

The impact of long Covid on employers and workers

12 May 2021

Covid-19 can cause symptoms for some people that can last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is now widely known as long-Covid and, according to Acas, it is having an impact on businesses as affected workers try to get back to work.

More Covid-19 restrictions eased for care homes

11 May 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that, as part of step three of the roadmap, here, the number of named family members or friends able to visit their loved ones in care homes will be increased from two to five, from 17 May.