Coronavirus

The effect of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on employment is huge, as employees are urged to self-isolate, people are told to avoid social contact, and businesses close their doors. The Covid-19 coronavirus, Ebola, MERS, SARS, swine flu and bird flu are all examples of infectious diseases that have had a significant impact on business travel or have led to public health policies that employers need to adhere to. This category also covers other infectious diseases that have affect workplace activities in the past as employers move to protect their staff from potential infection or deal with the fallout of large scale epidemics or pandemics.

Financial wellbeing: why the time to act is now (webinar)

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 2:00pm BST

So far, 2020 has been an extremely turbulent time for employees’ finances. 
Although the...

Fears raised for health and safety of construction workers during pandemic

27 Mar 2020

With much of Britain in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, two health and safety bodies have emphasised the need...

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Employers urged to protect health and safety of pandemic home workers

27 Mar 2020

The conciliation service Acas and union body the TUC have both urged employers to protect the health and safety of...

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What you need to know about the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

27 Mar 2020

Employment lawyer Helen Farr explores the ins and outs of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Workers will be able to carry over annual leave for two years

27 Mar 2020

Workers who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement this year due to the coronavirus will be...

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Coronavirus – millions feeling panicked, afraid and unprepared

27 Mar 2020

Millions of UK adults say they feel panicked, afraid and unprepared because of the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, according to new...

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Nine out of 10 working in TV, film and cinema experience mental ill health

27 Mar 2020

Almost nine in 10 people working in the UK’s film, TV and cinema industries say they have experienced a mental...

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to be running by end of April

27 Mar 2020

The temporary scheme will be open to all UK employers who had a PAYE scheme in place on 28 February 2020 for at least three months.

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Outsourcers pool staff over public sector Covid-19 challenge

27 Mar 2020

Outsourcing giants collaborate in bid to maintain health and prison services.

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Employer confidence shredded by coronavirus crisis

27 Mar 2020

Demand for temporary and permanent staff holds up well despite lockdown measures amid sharp, but predictable, fall in employer confidence.

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Testing times – how occupational health is responding to coronavirus

27 Mar 2020

The coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic has upended “normality” and resulted in an unprecedented social and economic lockdown. So how have occupational...

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Is the coronavirus presenting opportunities for tech companies?

27 Mar 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to grip the UK, technology has had a dominant role in enabling thousands of organisations...

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Self-employed eligible for 80% of monthly pay

26 Mar 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has now unveiled measures to support self-employed workers who have been hit financially by the coronavirus. 
Freelance...

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‘Don’t ignore health emergency and continue to put staff at risk’, say MPs

26 Mar 2020

Many employers are still not “doing the right thing” during the current lockdown and forcing non-essential staff to go into...

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Delay increase to national living wage, says IFS

26 Mar 2020

The government should delay next month’s rise in the national living wage in order to protect jobs in the midst...

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