More workplace protection for domestic abuse victims

5 February 2021

We recently reported on moves to help employers to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and to make it easier for them to offer help (see How to support employees suffering domestic abuse).

Post-Brexit review of UK workers' rights off the Government’s agenda

4 February 2021

Only a few days ago, there were several newspaper reports indicating that the Government was giving serious consideration to the possibility of easing regulatory restrictions in areas such as employment (see Will the Government take the chance to reduce employment rules?).

Surge testing in response to new variants

2 February 2021

From 2 February, in order to combat the spread of a new variant of the coronavirus, which looks to have originated in South Africa, the Government started implementing surge testing in the areas where the variant has been detected.

Tough penalties for health and safety breaches are having impact

1 February 2021

Five years on from the implementation of new court guidelines for sentencing those who put workers at risk of accidents, injuries and ill health, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has praised their positive impact.

Cash boost to help young people get into work

29 January 2021

From 27 January, employers can apply for a £1000 traineeship incentive grant under a new scheme set up to support young people in gaining the skills and experience they need to get a job, an apprenticeship or pursue further study.