A recent analysis by the University of Southampton has shown the devastating effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the early stage research space through the suspension of over 9,000, and cancelling of over 1,000, clinical trials in the UK.
The gold rush pales in comparison to the race to get a safe and effective vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) on the market. But what people really want to know, is who is going to be the first and is it going to be the UK?
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has asked suppliers of medicines and medical products in the UK to stockpile six weeks' worth of stock on UK soil to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) will not be eradicated, and repeat vaccines will be needed to help the population through, Professor Sir Mark Walport, a member of SAGE (the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) has warned.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has inevitably impacted children's preparedness to sit selection tests, and restricted parents' ability to attend regular worship to the extent required to meet faith schools' admission arrangements.
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has reportedly cost the Government £35.4 billion since it was launched earlier this year. HMRC has now confirmed it estimates 5-10% of that money (amounting to up to £3.5 billion) has been paid out incorrectly.
An employment tribunal has granted interim relief to an employee claiming unfair dismissal, on the grounds that he used a trade union to lodge a grievance about measures put in place by his employer during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Careful drafting of paperwork in disciplinary procedures is important, as a recent case showed that dismissal based on a risk that a teacher might have downloaded indecent child images on his computer and associated reputational risks, was unfair.
As the Government eases workplace restrictions, many charitable organisations will be planning and implementing procedures for staff, volunteers, customers/clients and visitors to return safely to the charity's workplace or main premises.
Where Land Registry titles for charities are incorrectly registered in the names of retired, or even deceased trustees, additional work is required to rectify the situation. How can you avoid the headache - and costs - of fixing them?
There were over 8000 applications to the Charity Commission to register new charities in 2019-2020. Behind each of those applications are the trustees and founders whose vision and hard work bring these new endeavours into being.