Getting back to work: Coronavirus & First Aid

It has been reported by the Office for National Statistics that half of UK workers returned to the workplace in the last week of August, the highest number since lockdown measures were introduced by the government in March. If your business is anything like ours then you will have been creating, reviewing and implementing various […]

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Winding-up petition extension to give businesses “much-needed breathing space”

Amid a much-feared second wave of coronavirus cases across the UK, the government has amended the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act to extend the suspension of statutory demands and winding up petitions until 31 December 2020. Originally due to expire on 30 September, this measure means that companies will benefit from additional protection against creditors […]

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Added Christmas stress for separated families – but help is at hand

When the furniture adverts on TV start promising delivery before Christmas, you know it’s time to focus on other aspects of a festive season in which the unwanted gifts could include COVID-19. For separated parents, there’s a particular need to plan well ahead, with built-in flexibility, to ensure an enjoyable Christmas for the children whilst […]

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H&M hit with fine for GDPR breach

A word of warning for any UK companies breaching GDPR rules after German retailer H&M was hit with a whopping £32million fine. It is the second-largest fine on record for a GDPR breach, sitting only behind Google’s £45.5m penalty from the French data regulator CNIL last year. And Johannes Caspar, head of Germany’s watchdog the […]

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The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and Covid-19

The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) is an independent scientific body established under the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Act 1946, which came into effect on 5 July 1948. With members including some of the country’s most prominent physicians and epidemiologists, its role is to advise the Department for Work and Pensions (Great Britain) and the […]

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