Cyber risks of remote working

Keep remote workers secure 1, July, 2020 The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in unprecedented workplace changes. While the UK is on lockdown, employers have had to make necessary adjustments to allow staff to work from home. Perhaps there will be a lasting shift towards home working – the AApredicts a permanent reduction in the demand for [...]

By |2020-07-03T11:15:10+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19: Management liability

COVID-19: Potential exposures to directors and senior managers 14, May, 2020 Claims culture and worker safety are hitting the headlines with some parts of the UK starting to return to work.   Companies House data in February and March shows the emergence of 45 newly incorporated limited companies that contain the words ‘corona’ or ‘COVID’, with [...]

By |2020-05-19T10:10:15+00:00May 15th, 2020|General, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Support for businesses affected by Coronavirus

Government support 15, April, 2020 Download our guide – COVID-19: Business Support   Who can I talk to? The Federation of Small Businesses offers the following advice on people you should talk to if you’re having difficulty. This page has plenty of detail including contact information – worth a visit. Talk to your bank about [...]

By |2020-05-07T12:48:26+00:00May 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employer considerations during COVID-19

Employer’s Liability 04, May, 2020 COVID-19 raises a number of liability concerns, particularly if employees are affected due to a business’ negligence. Our employees are the lifeblood of our businesses and ensuring that their welfare is looked after is critical to business continuation and moving things on post lockdown. Kennedys Solicitors have provided a comprehensive [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:29:26+00:00May 5th, 2020|covid-19, employers|0 Comments

Looking After Furloughed Employees

Workforce on hold 04, May, 2020 4 Million British workers have been furloughed during the COVID-19 crisis, with the government expected to pay 80% of the salaries of as much as 6% of the entire population.  Once an employee is furloughed, they are unable to work in a capacity which either makes a profit or [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:30:52+00:00May 5th, 2020|employers|0 Comments

Looking after remote workers

Working from home during COVID-19 03, May, 2020 As the UK begins to ‘unlock’ it is likely that homeworking will stay in place for some time to come. Employers are responsible for the safety of their employees even if they are working from home. The Health and Safety Executive has created a guide for employers, including [...]

By |2020-05-07T02:17:00+00:00May 5th, 2020|employers|0 Comments

Engineering Inspections Market Response

Engineering Inspections 17, April, 2020 Insurer responses to engineering inspections Following the government decision to put the UK into lockdown, inspection service providers sought guidance from the HSE and SAFed on the approach required for statutory inspections. As of Thursday 26 March, inspections will be conducted in accordance with the latest HSE and SAFed (The [...]

By |2020-05-19T08:24:12+00:00May 5th, 2020|covid-19, Insurance|0 Comments