My final column of 2020 is in two parts. In this first part, I reflect on what a strange year we’ve had – picking out some of the highlights from an information law perspective
With the first UK lockdown coming with little advanced warning, furlough and other Government financial support schemes were initiated quickly and not a lot of guidance was readily available on the finer details.
Last week the UK Government u-turned on its recommendation for employees to return to the office and the official position is now that employee’s should work from home ‘if they can’.
Rishi Sunak’s desperate pleading with company bosses not to lay off their furloughed employees once the scheme ends next month will cut no ice with those who must balance the books in the real world of business.
Podcasting is a fantastic way to share your ideas and enthusiasm for your role with a captive audience.
This week the Government announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme would be extended until October, however from August while workers will continue to receive 80% of their salary, new rules will mean that employers share the cost.