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ACAS issues advice on redundancies following record increase in calls to its helpline

Workplace expert ACAS has issued advice to employers who are considering staff redundancies following a record increase in calls to its helpline. The coronavirus pandemic has seen redundancy-related calls to the ACAS helpline increase by over 160%...


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UK workers want vaccine or antibody test before returning to work

With lockdown measures easing and office spaces starting to open again, new research released by Canada Life reveals that 35% of those who have been working from home during lockdown want a vaccine or an antibody test before returning to the physi...


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Restart, reset, reinvent – how to improve your organisation’s energy performance

In July, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) published its Roadmap to Recovery, setting out how the construction industry can adapt and support transformation following the COVID-19 pandemic. While the CLC’s roadmap focuses on the con...


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Home Office launches new fire safety consultation

Published alongside the draft Building Safety Bill, the Home Office has opened a new fire safety consultation as part of the government’s package of reform to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay...


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Further details of the Job Retention Bonus announced

Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus have been unveiled by HMRC. The bonus – announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs last month – will see busine...


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Chancellor urged to protect jobs of workers shielding from COVID-19

Workers who have been shielding will be put in an “impossible position” now that restrictions have been eased, a coalition of charities has said in an open letter to the Chancellor. The letter to Rishi Sunak, signed by 15 charities in...