With the national lockdown down firmly entrenched this weeks news looks at a greater variety of issues affecting employment matters. The emphasis though has definitely shifted to the impact of the recently negotiated Brexit Trade Deal, a skillful Public Relations exercise little else conveniently reached in time for Santa to do his rounds at Christmas. Now that the dust (and in many cases the snow) has settled and tired eyes have had a chance to scrutinise the detail of the agreement, a wealth of issues are being discussed…panic is the work which comes to mind.
Happy New Year to you all and we kick off the first news of 2021 with a catch up on the last two weeks of December and the first few days of the year.
This week is the last full round up of Employment News for 2020. Without wanting to mumble too many over sentimental platitudes I think its fair to say that this year has been filled with Gremlins, shown us all that its not always A Wonderful Life but no doubt there’s still room for a large brandy and a Christmas Carol to see off the end of the year.
So here’s the news for the last two weeks and we’ll cover the rest in the New Year.
We have more updates in this News run about the ongoing COVID juggle. As always we also have the usual spread of Case Law and other legislative goodies for your delectation.
So let’s start with the government’s arbitrary determination that as of 2 December 2020, the Coronavirus will no longer recognise, ‘extremely clinically vulnerable’ people as vulnerable. (1)
This week as the second lockdown picks up steam, we’ll look at more Coronavirus focussed stories but with the usual scattering of other employment tales of note.