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Coronavirus – sources of information

With the situation changing daily with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've listed below some useful sources of official information and guidance produced by some of professional bodies whose credentials underpin our workplace management curricu...


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Union to sue government over failure to protect ‘precarious’ workers

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is taking legal action against the government over its failure to protect the wages and jobs of millions of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, and ensuring the health and safety of those sti...


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Remote working and mental health – supporting your staff

With government instructions to stay home, millions of UK workers have had their usual routines disrupted, with an inevitable impact on their mental health. Employers have a role to play in ensuring their health and safety while working at home. ...


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Gender pay gap reporting deadlines suspended

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have taken the decision to suspend enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for this reporting year (2019/20). The decis...


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Furloughed workers – covering the wages of laid-off workers

Workers who would otherwise have been laid off during the ongoing health crisis could now be considered ‘furloughed’ and receive financial support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which will allow all employers in the UK to ...


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Ban on evictions for businesses who miss rent payments

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of Coronavirus will be protected from eviction, the government has announced. Many landlords and tenants are already reaching voluntary arrangements about rental payments due shortly, but it ha...