Showing 1 - 10 of 267
The Scottish COVID-19 inquiry formally opened on 25 May 2022, with the launch of a new website at covid19inquiry.scot. In this article, we consider the next steps in the inquiry including which sectors and organisations could play an active role in the inquiry and the impact this may have on insurers.
The care sector is facing many challenges; a rising demand for services, high turnover rates, poor terms and conditions, and low pay, all largely stemming from a lack of public funding. These issues have been compounded by the pandemic straining the sector further. Vacancies in the adult social care sector hit 10% in March 2022, up from 5.9% in May 2021, and waiting lists for home care are at an all-time high.
For the first time, Prince Charles opened parliament on 10 May 2022, setting out the government’s agenda and economic plans for the next session. The overarching themes were to cut EU red-tape in the post-Brexit era, deliver on levelling up and improve national safety and security. Here, we provide a summary of 16 of the bills under these themes.
In the wake of COVID-19, what is considered as unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances (UECs) has become simultaneously more relevant and less clear. In this article, we delve into what situations are likely to meet the threshold of UECs in the context of COVID-19, what customers’ rights are in these circumstances and what travel companies can do to help.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight recent legal and regulatory developments in the product safety and product liability sphere, and provide an overview of the key topics and trends that are likely to impact upon corporates and their insurers in the months ahead.
In June 2021, the Office for National Statistics reported that personal wellbeing in the UK during the first and second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was amongst the lowest levels since the ONS started collecting data in 2011. Against this backdrop, and with COVID-19 disrupting the traditional methods of working, it is now more important than ever for organisations to support staff wellbeing whilst in the office and at home.
Two years into the pandemic, we consider its impact on the life science sector and how the risk landscape is evolving as the industry builds on the progress it has made.
In this report, Kennedys experts highlight key legal and regulatory developments, and provide an overview of 12 topics to watch under four main topic groups which insurers and corporates should consider as they plan for operational resilience in the new financial year.
The UK Government last week published draft Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Public Inquiry into the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we consider whether the draft ToR, given the breadth of areas covered, provide an indication as to who will be afforded Core Participant status for the purpose of the Inquiry.
To ensure safe working in relation to COVID-19, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has undertaken a number of spot checks on hospitals. Here, we provide an overview for healthcare providers on the process and focus of such inspections, findings on past inspections and the consequences of any deemed failings.