The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme) will remain in place until the end of October with changes from 1 July 2020 requiring increasing employer contributions. Businesses currently taking advantage of the Scheme need to consider...
Alongside vulnerable children and the children of key workers, following recent Government guidance, many academies and schools have been managing the reopening (or preparing to reopen) for pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.
In line with the duties as set out in Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019 (KCSIE), now is a timely reminder that schools must ensure that safeguarding remains at the forefront of everyone's mind in this particularly unusual time.
In a recent article, we highlighted the guidance released on 5 May by Ofqual, following the public consultation on this summer's exceptional arrangements for exams. Ofqual published the decisions to the consultation on 22 May.
We have been working with academies and schools who have accessed the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for the private income streams, most notably for before- and after-school clubs or some nursery provision, as most staffing costs are publicly funded.
Six UK-based organisations are to receive a share in €117m worth of research funding that has been awarded to eight collaborative research projects focused on the "development of therapeutics and diagnostics which are aimed at combatting coronavirus".
Under health and safety law, there is a legal requirement for employers to give effect to appropriate arrangements for the planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of health and safety risks and to update risk assessments...
As the Government continues to respond to the ongoing challenges presented by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the guidance for employers on managing the workforce and dealing with the financial pressures resulting from the virus continues to develop.
We explore here a number of quite simple steps that all businesses can take - and probably should be taking anyway - to make sure they are as ready as they can be when something unanticipated happens, such as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.