Post-Brexit: the new immigration system explained

From 1 January 2021 the EU’s Free Movement of People in the UK will come to an end. Freedom of movement gives EU citizens the right to live and work […]

Managing social media use

In principle, managing an employee’s use of social media is the same as managing their real-world behaviour. In practice, however, it can turn into a minefield for employers. The most […]

Can employers make vaccination against coronavirus mandatory?

The UK Government has said that they will not make vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory. However, the question still remains as to whether employers will be able to make vaccination a […]

What does the Spending Review mean for employees and businesses?

On 25 November 2020, the Chancellor set out the Government’s Spending Review. Uniquely, this Spending Review will only cover a one year period amidst the economic difficulty caused by COVID-19. […]

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 17 December 2020 to reflect the Chancellor’s extension of the CJRS until April 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 […]