COVID19 and your employment rights

In general, your employment rights during COVID19 are much the same as your employment rights at any other time. There may, however, be questions about how they should be interpreted […]

Extension of the furlough scheme and what you need to know

Note: This article was edited on 5 November 2020 to reflect the Chancellor’s extension of the CJRS until March 2021.   The UK Government has announced that a second national […]

How to protect your business when an employee leaves

Ransomware and hacking attacks may be what makes the media headlines. In the real world, however, most data theft is probably the digital equivalent of pick pocketing. It can be […]

The role of physical security for the hospitality industry

Physical security guards have long been a useful asset for the hospitality industry. They give owners, staff and patrons a sense of security. This sense of security is well-justified. Physical […]

Understanding the Chancellor’s new Job Support Scheme

The economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses across the UK.  As we enter the winter period, a fresh 6 months of restrictions coincide with the end of […]

Why health and safety training is vital for the workplace

Even before COVID19, there were plenty of good reasons for implementing effective health and safety training. They all still apply at least as much. What’s more, at present all employees […]

Kickstart (Scheme) your recruiting

There is growing evidence that the pandemic has had a particularly negative impact on young people and their career progression. Workers under 25 were more likely to be in roles […]

How to safely return to work post COVID-19

With the UK lockdown restrictions slowly easing to a normality that we’re all used to, the majority of businesses have decided that now is the time to return to the […]

Exploring the world of flexible furloughing

Since our last post on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Government has fleshed out the details of how the Scheme will operate from July onwards.  This blog will dive […]

Furlough and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme explained

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is part of the UK Government’s corona virus (covid-19) economic response. It aims to help businesses keep their employees by offering financial help to cover […]

Returning to work: what employers should know

The Government announced on the 10th May that employees which cannot work home should be encouraged to return to work. Consequently, a new set of guidelines have been issued to […]

5 questions on employee health and safety whilst WFH

Many employees are working from home now, but not everybody has an appropriate work station or home office. In a place of work, it’s the employer’s responsibility to ensure employee […]