London Mayor wants to help switch to remote training

28 May 2020

Skills providers in London are to be encouraged to offer their courses online to help those unable to access training because of the restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Hiring and pay intentions take a heavy fall

27 May 2020

Just over a year ago the Labour Market Outlook (LMO) from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) was forecasting a real terms pay rise for many in 2019 (see Private Sector Pay Expectations Hit Seven-year High).

More retail premises to open

26 May 2020

From 1 June outdoor markets and car showrooms will be allowed to open. It is expected that other retail premises such as those selling clothes, toys, furniture, books and electronics will be able to open from 15 June. In addition tailors, auction houses, photography studios and indoor markets will be able to open provided they meet the covid-19 secure guidelines.

Some positive news in Jobs Recovery Tracker

26 May 2020

Almost all regions in the UK have seen a broad decline in demand for staff week-on-week with only the North East bucking the trend, according to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).

Self-isolation for international travellers

26 May 2020

The UK is introducing, from 8 June, a 14-day self-isolation period for all travellers (including UK citizens) that travel internationally. This is subject to a few exceptions.

HSE reminder on water systems safety in lockdown

21 May 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded building occupiers, businesses and other duty holders restarting operations after the COVID-19 shutdown to review their water systems maintenance arrangements to avoid creating a public health hazard from waterborne bacteria such as legionella.