Aside from the COVID-19 pandemic, a key theme of 2020 has been diversity and inclusivity. This two-part update addresses this theme in detail
70 feet are coming together – in spirit if not in body – to do the equivalent of seven London Marathons this Sunday to raise money for the UK Sepsis Trust.
The UK Sepsis Trust is an amazing charity that helps survivors of sepsis and their families, in addition to improving patient care to prevent sepsis in the first place. You might well know someone who has had sepsis – 245,000 people are affected by it every year in the UK.
But, as with many charities, it has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The London Marathon has been cancelled on Sunday 26 April but our team of 35 people are joining forces to do the marathon many times over.
Everyone is doing 2.6 miles, or 2, 3, 4 and even 5 loops of 2.6 miles, as part of their daily exercise, whilst observing social distancing guidelines. Our feet will hurt and our legs will ache, so we’d love your support here on JustGiving.
If we could raise £1,000 we could pay for staff training, education and awareness resources for a whole hospital or five regional support groups for sepsis survivors.
Just a thought, if you have saved money whilst pubs, restaurants and the like have been banned, perhaps you could consider donating a share of what you’ve saved to help?
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
Throughout this pandemic, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been publishing various “Statements on Coronavirus” (Statements) which provide guidance on consumer rights during this time.
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