It is that time of year when firms are looking closely at the past year’s performance of staff and setting new objectives for the year ahead. Katherine Watkins explains why it’s important to get the appraisal process right – and highlights the risks of getting it wrong.

The FCA has recently contacted insurance firms reminding them about the REP019 General Insurance Value Measures Report.

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme, which has supported employers with the rising cost of sick pay during the pandemic, has been reinstated.

The FCA has reflected on the regulatory work undertaken in 2021 to pursue its primary objectives of protecting consumers from harm, enhancing the integrity of the UK’s financial system and promoting competition.

The FCA expects the New Year to deliver “fairer home and motor insurance renewals”, as pricing rules came into effect on 1 January.

In this article, Laura Findlay looks at how employers can focus on employee wellbeing during the latest Covid-19 developments.

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