Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure GB-2020-13/1109 – measures in United Kingdom
|Country||United Kingdom , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 25 March 2020|
|Type||Other initiatives or policies|
Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
|Author||Claire Evans (Warwick University) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||14 September 2020 (updated 04 October 2020)|
On its website, the Confederation of British industry (CBI) has produced guidance for business on a range of issues; the guidance takes the form of 'frequently asked questions.' The issues include government and financial support available for business; emergency legislation and regulation; employment matters; meetings, travel and events; cleaning and health in the workplace; and supply chain management. The guidance is regularly updated in accordance with official guidance.
The guidance is provided on the CBI's website and is thus available to all. The guidance takes the form of frequently-asked questions and covers a range of topics, including government and financial support available for business; emergency legislation and regulation; employment matters; meetings, travel and events; cleaning and health in the workplace; and supply chain management.
With regard to employment, the guidance covers:
The guidance is regularly updated in accordance with official guidance and was last updated on 2 September 2020.
Unknown; no evaluation data is currently provided on number of site visits.
|Applies to all workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Not applicable||Any other form of consultation, institutionalised (as stable working groups or committees) or informal|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The 'measure' is not a negotiated measure; this is unilateral action taken by the CBI to support businesses during the pandemic. The support takes the form of openly-available and regularly updated advice and guidance. This will have been compiled by the CBI but they will not be involved in actual implementation or monitoring of actions taken by businesses.
It can be assumed that the trade unions and other EOs would be supportive of the provision of guidance to businesses so that they can act in accordance with changed regulation etc.
Eurofound (2020), Confederation of British Industry issues business guidance, measure GB-2020-13/1109 (measures in United Kingdom), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/GB-2020-13_1109.html
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