In his third and final column for the Stray Ferret, Harrogate employment lawyer Richard Port looks at the issue of restructurings and, sadly, the prospect of redundancies in the context of covid-19.
This article is written for the Stray Ferret by Harrogate employment lawyer Richard Port. Richard is Principal Solicitor and Founding Director at Boardside legal. In a series of articles, he explores the issues raised for employers and employees returning to work post...
This week Paul writes that the Harrogate Convention Centre should be freed from political interference and sold to run as a commercial venture
Employment lawyer Richard Port looks at the issues of reluctant returners in a post-furlough workplace, and what employers can and should do to ease concerns.
In this week Strayside Sunday Paul challenges the district’s MPs to act on principle to support the NHS, rather than simply use its good name when they see a public relations opportunity.
In the first of a series of articles for The Stray Ferret, Harrogate employment lawyer, Richard Port explores employment law as we return to the office. Today he looks at the case of “Fred” – an employee who is very reluctant to return to work .
In this week’s Strayside Sunday Paul reflects on how the borough council has responded to the Stray Ferret’s investigation into the cost of its civic centre.
This Sunday Paul argues that, as we start to recover from lockdown, we must build a newly diverse and resilient local economy, one in which Harrogate’s current over-reliance on hospitality is addressed.
As Rudding Park Hotel and Spa prepares to open on Monday, its MD Peter Banks writes for The Stray Ferret and examines how each of the chancellor’s measures may, or may not, help the fragile hospitality industry
In this week’s column Paul hopes we build back a more sustainable economy but fears we won’t learn the lessons of the past.
This week Paul wonders if a Harrogate parish councillor’s posts on race should be excused and if the Great British Public can be trusted to do the right thing
The Right Reverend Dr Helen-Ann Hartley writes for the Stray Ferret about the role of the Church in speaking out. The Bishop received a death threat over comments on social media about the Prime Minster’s aide Dominic Cummings’ trip to Durham during lockdown
In this week’s Strayside Sunday Paul laments the fact there’s no functioning opposition on Harrogate Borough Council and reflects on a difficult week for the Health Secretary