State aid has become one of the tensions in the UK-EU negotiations regarding a new deal. How it plays out will have important implications for the HE sector which relies heavily on grant funding for research and innovation projects.
On 26 August 2020, the Government introduced a further amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) scheme when the (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (Regulations) came into force.
The Government is coming under pressure to correct an anomaly whereby pregnant women forced onto statutory sick leave due to coronavirus (COVID-19) may wrongfully lose out on Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP).