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Commuting safely: new guidance

Reopening your business may mean some staff have use public transport in order to travel to work. Current advice is that, where this is avoidable, other methods should be used. But this isn’t feasible for everyone. Where your staff have to ...


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Chancellor extends furlough scheme until October

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October, the Chancellor has announced. Rishi Sunak said the furlough scheme would be extended by a further four months with workers continuing to receive 80%...


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Sitting or standing at work: preventing musculoskeletal disorders

The period of lockdown may have meant for some that they have been doing much less exercise, spent more time sitting in front of a computer, the TV, or reading a book. But it’s not only during lockdown that this lack of mobility is an issue....


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Preparing to reopen your business after lockdown: health and safety must come first

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on that some lockdown restrictions will be lifted and those that cannot work from home should be encouraged to return to work, certain businesses will be preparing to reopen. But, occupational heal...


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Managing employee expenses and benefits during the pandemic

HMRC has produced guidance on taxable expenses and benefits paid to employees because of coronavirus, and how to report them. Here are some of the key points. Living accommodation If your employee is working at a permanent workplace If you&rsq...


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Employers face raft of disability discrimination claims amid COVID-19 crisis

With recent changes to the requirements of lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, employers will be faced with a new raft of decisions to make to ensure the protection of both employer and employee. However, for some businesses it may still be we...