We can all accept as read that the pandemic has already led to a number of fundamental changes in relation to the way in which we work, with more to come. One in five small businesses are considering, or have already implemented, a revised working week. As the rollout of the vaccine programme progresses, the next challenge facing businesses is whether to allow employees to return to the office on a full-time basis, continue working from home, or provide employees with the option of a hybrid of both.
Spring is in the air; the vaccination programme is well under way and with the increasing relaxation of restrictions over the next few weeks, things are edging closer to some semblance of life as we knew it. However, as minds turn to reopening workplaces, health and safety issues remain as important as ever.
No longer a futuristic novelty, the current market leading models of e-scooters can reach speeds in excess of 30mph and have become a common sight on the pavements of many towns and cities across the globe.
On 15 January 2021, the Supreme Court handed down judgement in the Covid-19 Business Interruption test cases of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch and Others. These cases provided an opportunity for the courts to clarify much about the way in which business interruption loss cover should operate in the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic. Naturally, not every single issue could be or indeed was, resolved. However, it is fair to say that the Supreme Court has clarified many of the significant issues currently affecting businesses and those involved in the insurance sector.