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Architect Negligence and How to Avoid it

Many towns and cities are seeing the development of commercial areas as a vital strategy to encourage growth. This strategy is often encouraged by the local industries and businesses within the areas. They see it as an important factor for attract...


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UK workers’ rights post-Brexit: tidal wave or damp squib?

Amongst the many anxieties caused by the EU referendum vote last year, the prospect of erosion of workers’ rights has loomed large. Despite official support for the Remain campaign from Government, historically at least, Conservative politic...


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UK construction industry could lose 8% of workforce post-Brexit

New figures from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) reveal that the UK construction industry could lose almost 200,000 EU workers post-Brexit should Britain lose access to the single market, putting some of the country’s bigge...


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BREXIT and Health and Safety: All change; No change; or No idea?

1974 is a key date that every safety professional knows. It was the year that the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 came into effect. It was also just a year after the UK joined the EEC. On 29 March 2017, we trigger Article 50 – so rem...


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Education, not legislation, will help us disconnect from technology

As the New Year dawned, French workers were given the ‘right to disconnect’ from work outside regular business hours, provided they were employed by a company with more than 50 staff. According to the French socialist, MP Benoit Hamon...


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The Modern Slavery Act statements: 10 months in

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is a groundbreaking piece of legislation requiring the UK's highest-turnover businesses to combat slavery and human trafficking on a global scale. The legislation was the brainchild of Theresa May in her previous post o...