Covid-19 app updated to notify fewer contacts to isolate

3 August 2021

Amid reports that people were deleting the app to avoid being notified to self-isolate, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that changes have been made so that fewer contacts will be advised to self-isolate following a close contact with a positive case.

Four in 10 employers to increase investment in training

3 August 2021

According to the 2021 CBI/Birkbeck, University of London Education and Skills Survey, 41% of employers plan on increasing investment in training compared with pre-Covid levels in response to accelerating changes to work.

National Minimum Wage reminder for summer staff

30 July 2021

Having helped more than 150,000 workers in 2020 who were paid under the minimum wage, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a notice to seasonal summer staff to check their pay.

Daily contact testing rolled out to further critical sectors

29 July 2021

We reported last week that certain critical workers would be able to leave self-isolation in exceptional circumstances and with permission from Government Departments (see Fully vaccinated critical workers may be able to leave self-isolation).

Employers expecting more flexible working requests from staff

28 July 2021

The Prime Minister may have advised people to begin returning to the workplace (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease) but half of employers expect an increase in demand for flexible forms of working as the country comes out of the pandemic.

Recovery sees unprecedented increase in permanent staff appointments

27 July 2021

The latest UK Report on Jobs survey from the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and KPMG showed recruitment activity surging again in June amid reports of greater demand for staff and the return to more normal business conditions as lockdown measures eased.