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The visitor economy – new guidance for reopening businesses

The government has released guidance on how businesses within the ‘visitor economy’ can reopen their doors in a safe manner from 4 July.  Designed to help employers, employees and the self-employed in England understand how to wo...


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Homeworking – should health and safety inspections be carried out in workers’ homes?

Public health experts believe that health and safety officials should be given the power to inspect workers’ own homes as employers are not taking their responsibilities to protect homeworkers seriously. Since the UK went into lockdown, lar...


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Over a third of drivers to stop car sharing as a result of COVID-19

Over a third of people are planning to stop car sharing permanently in the wake of COVID-19 according to a new web-based survey by independent car retailer, Motorpoint. Of the 750 people who took part in the poll, 41.3% thought giving a lift to pe...


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Furloughing employees with effect from 1 July: rules and regulations

When the Coronavirus lockdown first hit, the UK government introduced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) – a process for businesses to furlough employees. The CJRS is now significantly revised with changes taking effect fr...


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Is your workplace ready for vulnerable workers to return in August?

Employers will need to ensure their workplace is COVID-secure from 1 August, the government has said, as it announced that vulnerable employees who have been shielding can return to work from this date. The latest scientific evidence shows that c...


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Continued remote working is vital to keep air pollution low

Remote working on an ongoing basis is achievable, desired by workers and vital to keep air pollution low, according to a new survey by the Business Clean Air Taskforce. Off the back of the survey, charity Global Action Plan is urging the continua...