Author: Sophie Lewis

Businesses urged to prepare for UK’s new start

The government is to host a range of webinars on topics such as visas, work permits, and tariffs in order to help businesses get ready for the country’s new start.

Government to invest in future-proofing the UK’s skills

APSCo: ‘Despite millions of people finding themselves out of work looking for new employment opportunities or on furlough, businesses were unable to use their levy pot to fund training’.

Covid-19 means employers must focus on employee mental health

With the drastic changes in employees´ work and personal lives, as well as increased uncertainty about the future, Covid has had a massive impact on employee wellbeing, especially on mental health.

HMRC takes action on furlough fraud

The CIPD believes HMRC’s approach to identifying and tackling misuse of the furlough scheme is ‘measured and reasonable’.

UK businesses are optimistic about Covid-19 recovery

A survey of more than 1,500 executives has been carried out to understand how businesses are responding to this ongoing period of unprecedented economic change.

Kickstart scheme welcomed, but more needs to be done

FSB: ‘As schools and colleges in England open their doors to pupils, many for first time in half a year, it’s critical now more than ever that every pupil is afforded the best possible opportunity to succeed and give them the tools to thrive in their adult and working lives’.

Government campaign for workplace return

CIPD: ‘The government’s drive for individuals to return to their workplace should not leave them feeling pressured or duty-bound to do so’.

Over 35 million Eat Out to Help Out meals claimed in first two weeks

Data from OpenTable showed that restaurants have been on average 27% fuller than they were during the same period (Monday to Wednesday) in August 2019.