Category Archives: Human Resource Management

Immigration and Brexit Update (at least it’s not Covid-related)

Not every important update this year is related to the virus! Businesses need to keep a watchful eye over other major changes associated with the UK exiting the European Union on 31st December 2020. Our June Update, focused on what the new immigration system would look like and the legislation that was working its way […]

Does your HR documentation support your business?

2020 has been an interesting year so far, full of uncertainty and is likely to remain unpredictable as we continue towards 2021. Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure your HR documentation supports the decisions you make and provides protection from the pitfalls that can often be associated in times of change. Contracts of […]

The Changing Landscape of Foreign Travel & Returning to the UK

The latest chapter in this year’s Covid-19 nightmare continues with employers now having to deal with the ever-changing landscape of foreign travel and quarantine rules and the subsequent impact this is having on employees and the business.  The Government is asking employers to be understanding in situations where employees are being asked to self-isolate on […]

The Chancellor announces his Summer Statement

On Wednesday 8th July the Chancellor gave his ‘Summer Statement’ where he announced a series of initiatives designed to help the UK economy as it emerges from the Coronavirus lockdown. The statement comes ahead of the Autumn Budget and includes plans to protect jobs, help for younger workers and the winding down of the furlough […]

Employees Returning After Shielding

At the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic, around 2.2 million people in England with underlying severe health conditions were asked to Shield by the NHS by staying at home and avoiding non-essential face-to-face contact. Those with severe medical conditions were deemed to be of greater risk to the effects of Covid-19 and therefore were categorised […]

The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill

It’s not the most exciting name for a parliamentary bill, but with everyone so focused on Covid-19 it’s important to remember that other legislation which will affect UK employers is still working its way through Parliament. The above Bill was subject to a second reading on Monday 18th May 2020 and looks to do the […]

Can employers carry out disciplinary and grievance procedures during the Coronavirus pandemic?

Many businesses were already in the throes of disciplinary and grievance procedures and when Covid-19 hit, and the initial Government restrictions came into force on the 23rd of March, most employers paused these processes as there were other priorities to deal with. Many employees were put on furlough or began working from home however, employers […]