Liberty Protection Safeguards factsheets published

1 December 2020

Information about the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) system, which will be replacing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), has been published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

Supporting adults with autism and learning disabilities in pandemic

1 December 2020

Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the Covid-19 outbreak has been updated to include relevant links to guidance on the local restriction tier system that will be in place in England from 2 December.

Can employers insist on Covid jabs for employees?

30 November 2020

With news reports recently confirming the forthcoming availability of the Covid-19 vaccines, lawyers have advised that the UK Government has no legal power to compel vaccinations and similarly employers in the UK have no statutory right to insist an employee be vaccinated for health and safety reasons.

E coli in beef and pork — latest figures

25 November 2020

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published the result of an EU survey monitoring the levels of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) E coli bacteria in beef and pork sold by retailers in the UK.

NLW will rise to £8.91 in April 2021

25 November 2020

The Government has, in its response to the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations, confirmed the new increased rates of National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW). The NLW will increase by 2.2% from £8.72 to £8.91 and will be extended to 23 and 24-year-olds for the first time. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2021.