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Covid-19: Sitemark launches workplace hygiene programme

A new workplace hygiene programme designed to help businesses maintain clean and hygienic buildings and improve the wellbeing of users during the Coronavirus outbreak has been launched by benchmarking service for the facilities management industry...


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Coronavirus and construction sites – planning to avoid close working

The Construction Leadership Council has issued new guidance for sites that remain open during lockdown in order to maintain the safety of workers. Construction sites operating during the Coronavirus pandemic need to ensure they are protecting the...


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Chancellor extends furlough scheme to end of June

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will be extended by one month to reflect continuing social distancing measures, the Chancellor has announced. Following on from the earlier announcement to keep the social distancing measures in place, ...


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Apprentices are “living on borrowed time”, says Covid-19 impact survey

Training providers are making remarkable efforts during the lockdown to keep training apprentices and other learners on government skills programmes. An extraordinary 81% of current apprentices are still actively learning after providers executed...


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The UK’s points-based immigration system – an introduction for employers

From 1 January 2021, free movement will end and the UK will introduce a points-based immigration system that will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which all migrants come to the UK to work. Under a points-based immigr...


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New COVID-19 pension guidance published

New guidance setting out how employers can meet their automatic enrolment (AE) duties as they navigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic has been published. The guidance is part of The Pensions Regulator’s package of measures to safeg...