Unlocking the UK Lockdown: Updated Return to Work FAQs on Employment, Health and Safety, Data Protection and Tax

    View Author March 2021

    On 22 February 2021, the Prime Minister set out his phased roadmap for easing restrictions in England and this week the country is taking its first steps out of national lockdown.

    While it is going to be several months yet before everyone is allowed to return to their physical workplaces (21 June at the absolute earliest), now is the time for businesses to focus on how they can facilitate a safe return when the time comes and make the transition as smooth as possible. Whether you are planning to bring your staff back to the physical workplace on a phased basis, introduce remote working hubs, or extend remote/flexible working on a partial, indefinite or compulsory basis, there are a range of issues for your business to consider.

    To assist employers in preparing for a return to the physical workplace, we have updated our FAQs to answer the questions employers are most likely to have at the moment. Please also take a look at our recent blogs to see our answers to the additional questions that were raised during our recent return to work webinars and subscribe to receive more on the topic as they are posted.