Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The FCA has recently set out new best practice guidance to help firms do more to protect vulnerable consumers.

The coronavirus pandemic is giving organisations a ‘chance to think differently’ about what they do, how, where and when they do it, but how it will affect the way that we train our staff and monitor their competence in the future?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many employers are likely to turn to videoconferencing when looking to recruit. How can employers and potential recruits make the most of this new way of interviewing?

Following the recent re-imposition of travel restrictions for those returning from Spain, how can employers manage these quarantine periods?

Traditional business methods, such as networking, word of mouth and visiting clients, have been rocked as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This will have left many brokers asking the question – where will new business come from?

As many offices begin to settle down to the “new normal”, there will need to be a renewed focus on ensuring that staff are competent in their roles and continuing to record CPD.

The FCA has published a consultation paper on extending the implementation deadlines for the Certification Regime and Conduct Rules.

With high streets beginning to reopen following months of lockdown, many brokers will be either preparing to reopen or readying themselves for an increase in footfall. What are the practical considerations surrounding the return to high street trading?

The ICO has issued guidance in relation to the collection of additional personal information as part of the process of providing a safe environment for staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. Amy Foster explains what this means for employers.

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