Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Karen Farell

Keeping on top of carers’ rights

There are approximately five million people currently providing unpaid care in the UK. Karen Farrell, an employment lawyer at Dentons, looks at what rights carers are afforded in the workplace under the law
Mark Hamilton

Preparing for new disclosure changes

The new Disclosure (Scotland) Act 202, which received royal assent on 14 July, and the Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2019 are set to change the criminal record checks regime and the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme. Mark Hamilton summarises the key changes

Coronavirus and statutory sick pay

SSP amendments and their effect on businesses

Immigration after Brexit transition

New rules on foreign workers come into force on 1 January
CJ Lang is now offering Equis.

CJ Lang expands its offer

SPAR Scotland wholesaler CJ Lang has been expanding its offer with new supplier partnerships
UWG boss Amaan Ramzan had kind words for Polmadie depot staff.

Wholesaler helping out in the community

The team at United Wholesale Grocers has been stepping up its support for retailers and the community during the coronavirus outbreak
Craig Brown, retail sales director, JW Filshill.

All systems go at wholesaler HQ

Filshill firing on all cylinders during crisis
One Stop offers franchise retailers a store revamp up to the value of £50,000.

Franchise call for retailers

One Stop makes case for retail model
United Wholesale (Scotland) has been disinfecting its depots using ‘bio-fogging’.

UWS takes a tech approach to COVID

Wholesaler cleans depot with ‘bio-fogging’ system
Nisa hand sanitiser station

Facing big challenges

Nisa has been adapting to the challenges of the coronavirus outbreak by finding new ways to support its retailers

Social success

COSTCUTTER’s investment in social media training and guidance has become increasingly important over the past few months, according to the fascia
Tariq Nabi is an employment lawyer at Dentons

Criminal charges and dismissal

Employer rights when an employee is charged with an offence
The Glasgow depot has reopened with social distancing measures in place.

Sweet return for wholesaler

CONFECTIONERY wholesaler Hancocks has reopened its Glasgow depot in accordance with social distancing guidelines
Dean Michael

Competition in a crisis

Competition rules have been relaxed for the grocery sector but, ironically, risks may have increased. The sector in Scotland should also bear in mind the heightened scrutiny expected from the considerably increased presence of the CMA in Edinburgh.
FSS Food Crime poster

Call to arms in food fraud fight

Industry key to success according to food crime unit boss Ron McNaughton

Coronavirus: what retail needs to know

As an employer, you have a duty of care to your employees in relation to health and safety, and indeed towards other individuals, including workers/contractors and visitors to your premises.