Back to Work Plan announced and reforms to the fit note process

28 November 2023

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride unveiled a Back to Work Plan during the Autumn Statement last week, which involves a package of employment-focused support including plans to trial reforms to the fit note process.

IPC Covid-19 information updated regarding ordering tests

28 November 2023

The Government’s Covid-19 Supplement to the Infection Prevention and Control Resource for Adult Social Care has been updated with new information on ordering tests for those eligible for Covid-19 treatment, together with updates to the Covid-19 treatments section and vaccination information.

Chancellor offers an Autumn Statement for growth

22 November 2023

Claiming that he would deliver “the biggest business tax cut in modern British history,” Chancellor Jeremy Hunt promised 110 measures but said he would not go through them all. Here are the highlights of those he introduced.

Government backs National Older Workers Week

22 November 2023

Recognising the importance of National Older Workers Week, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that the number of 50PLUS Champions helping older workers into work has been doubled in Jobcentres up and down the country.

Hiring agency staff to cover industrial action

21 November 2023

The Government has launched a consultation on removing what it describes as the “outdated regulations” which currently prevent agency workers from covering strikes.