Coronavirus News

PODCAST: The Coronavirus contact tracing app and the trust debate
Mark Blunden, head of commercial & technology discusses with Professor Mark Bishop, the societal and privacy challenges that surround the planned contact tracing app...
COVID-19, Immigration and the Future…
Two weeks ago on 18th May 2020, the Government’s controversial Immigration Bill was voted through the House of Commons, reminding us that, despite the industry being in the grip of a global pandemic, it still needs to prepare for the future and a new immigration landscape.
Rooftop Development: Legal Issues
Amid the early stages of the coronavirus epidemic, Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, published the Government’s housing strategy document which announced the intention to introduce wide ranging reforms to the planning system and delivery of much needed housing to the communities with the greatest need.
Flexi-Furlough – Get ready for changes to the Job Retention Scheme
After must speculation in the media last week, the Chancellor did not ask employers to make a 20% contribution to the wages of its furloughed employees’ from August 2020; however, there are some changes to the Job Retention Scheme which employers will need to consider – including the introduction of “flexi-furlough” as Emma O’Connor, Head of Training, reports...
NHSX Contact Tracing App and Data Protection Principles
NHSX is a Government unit founded a year ago with responsibility for setting national policy and developing best practice for National Health Service technology, digital and data, including data sharing and transparency.
The importance of having a coaching culture in times of uncertainty
Boyes Turner HR Solutions offers coaching because we believe that coaching is a power tool that expands the potential of organisations...
Homemade D.I.Y Wills: Why you shouldn’t ‘Do It Yourself’ even during the pandemic
D.I.Y Wills are cheap and easy to find, making them an attractive option for those who may not wish to incur the expense of legal fees by involving a solicitor, or discuss personal family matters such a family breakdowns.
Returning to work – Managing your workforces’ health and safety
As lockdown eases, more employers will be considering how they can safely allow their employees to return to work. Emma O'Connor talks us through how to manage your workforces' health and safety
UPDATE – New Guidance relating to Planning and Community Infrastructure Levy and S106
In addition to the recent measures announced by the Government aimed at stimulating the housing market the Government also published on 13 May 2020 new temporary guidance aimed at making it easier for the planning system to operate and to give greater assistance to developers and the housing market.
Government Road Map to lifting lockdown
The Prime Minister announced on Sunday 10 May 2020 that there is to be some partial lifting of the restrictions to the current lockdown. Emma O'Connor and Catrina Flanagan discuss...

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