Boris Johnson has confirmed that people should work from home if they can in a statement to the House of Commons today. He also announced that retail and hospitality staff will be required to wear face masks among a series of tighter restrictions designed to curb rising coronavirus infection rates.
The government is relaxing the rules around employment tribunals to allow more hearings to be held online in an effort to deal with the rise in cases following the abolition of tribunal fees and to help manage the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Support for over-50s to retrain or gain a new qualification is needed to reduce long-term unemployment, a report has said, as it reveals the number of older workers who have fallen out of work has nearly doubled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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