Under increasing pressure from business groups, local authority leaders and the public, the Government has decided to extend several of its existing support measures to help businesses across the UK – regardless of whether they are forced to close or remain open.
Government sets out steps businesses need to take to prepare for end of the Brexit transition period
The Government has set out the steps the businesses that trade with the EU or employ people from the EU need to take to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.
A manufacturer, of composite hose products, was penalised after an inexperienced agency employee suffered open fractures to his right arm, from being pulled into an operating lathe.
According to a study conducted between August and September 2020, one in four employees who are suffering from a mental health condition is experiencing hindrances within their career.
The UK has experienced the largest annual rise in redundancies since 2009, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic being felt by many employers.
Chancellor expands Job Support Scheme and grants to businesses facing new COVID-19 restrictions
The Chancellor has announced that the Government will expand the new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to assist jobs and businesses required to close their doors as a result of tougher Coronavirus restrictions.
Employers will be able to apply for the Job Retention Bonus (JRB) between 15 February 2021 and 31 March 2021.
Companies House to resumes strike off process
Companies House has resumed the voluntary strike off process, meaning that any business which had applied to be struck off prior to the Covid-19 pandemic will be removed from the official company register, starting this month.
The Government has launched a consultation exploring how artificial intelligence can be used to protect intellectual property (IP) rights holders.
New legislation will prevent the eviction of commercial tenants until at least 2021, it has been announced.