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Menopausal women may get workplace rights

As part of a comprehensive government review of female health and wellbeing, menopausal women could get new employment protections. Officials are understood to be particularly interested in health issues affecting participation in the workplace by middle-aged women, including depression and anxiety, musculoskeletal conditions, and the menopause. Ministers are appealing for...

Covid lifeline for businesses

Following a landmark court ruling hundreds of thousands of businesses hit by coronavirus restrictions could be entitled to an insurance pay-out. In a £1.2bn legal ­battle that began last year, companies with business interruption insurance policies have been demanding pay-outs for losses suffered when they were forced to shut during...

Corruption laws to be revamped

A new criminal offence of corruption in a public office has been proposed by the legal watchdog to replace the current “outdated” and “unclear” laws that are open to abuse. Prosecutions for misconduct in public office have risen to an average of 80 a year in recent years. The sharp...

Parents urged not to remove Children from School over Christmas

Minsters are urging parents not to remove their children from school before the start of the Christmas holidays. After ministers agreed a plan that would allow up to four households to mix for five days the government said families would be able to enjoy Christmas together across the whole of...