21 January 2022
Following the prime minister’s announcement to lift the Plan B Covid restrictions, the DWP has followed suit in effectively lifting Covid-related safety measures for staff and jobcentre claimants, increasing the risk to our members and the public.
20 January 2022
The UK government has scrapped Covid plan B restrictions in England. Mask wearing will no longer be mandatory in certain settings and the ‘work from home if you can’ message has been dropped.
13 December 2021
Owing to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of Covid, the UK and devolved nation governments have issued varying ‘work from home’ messages.
9 December 2021
The British Council previously ran the £110m scheme but was stripped of the contract according to the Guardian in favour of the private consultancy company.