Chancellor announces new Job Support Scheme and dispenses Budget

24 September 2020

It is to say the least unusual for a Chancellor to cancel one of the Government’s financial set-pieces of the year — in this case the Autumn Budget planned for November — but as Rishi Sunak explained to fellow MPs these are unprecedented times.

The rule of six and the workplace

16 September 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded employers that the Government’s new rule of six does not apply to the workplace.

Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

9 September 2020

Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.