11 June 2020
The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”), Alok Sharma, announced this week that non-essential shops will be allowed to open from 15 June. Mr Sharma also stated that if shops do not follow COVID-secure guidelines they could be subject to enforcement notices. What does this mean?
5 June 2020
Returning to work and COVID-19: Could employers face health and safety prosecutions for infections in the workplace?
As we move through the phased easing of lockdown, employers and employees will be anxious to ensure that the return to the workplace does not exacerbate the risk of infection. Businesses do not want to find themselves falling foul of the law, and with news last month that the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE” – the body responsible for regulating and enforcing health and safety legislation) has been bolstered with £14m extra funding, it is more important than ever to manage the risks.
12 May 2020
The impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic left no part of the UK untouched. The criminal justice system was no exception.
7 May 2020
The Chancellor of the Exchequer may be preparing to gradually wind down the Coronavirus Job Creation Scheme in the summer but its legacy will be felt for many years.
29 April 2020
With an estimated 25 per cent of the UK workforce now furloughed, it has arguably been a runaway success. But is it open to abuse – and what are the likely consequences? Lawyer Richard Fox explains