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Business travel: employers must prepare for threat of kidnap and ransom

As business travel becomes ever more integral to corporate growth plans, employers need to be aware that the threat of kidnap and ransom can occur in any region. As companies expand into new territories this can potentially increase the risk to bu...


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One-day FM Legal Update: 4 October 2017

Our next one-day FM Legal Update takes place on 4 October in London. Now in its 18th year, it’s still the most popular legal briefing in the sector. The programme changes every time we run it, to ensure we are covering the key events o...


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Workplace dress codes: time for a makeover?

In June 2017, a woman claimed she was sacked from her job at a bar in Hull after refusing to wear a bra to work. The bar denied the allegations, claiming no one had been dismissed, but the woman claimed she had been let go after inappropriate sexu...


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Electrical safety: upcoming legislative changes

Despite the highly anticipated arrival of Amendment 3 to the 17th edition of the Wiring Regulation in 2015, the safety risk presented by poor electrics remains a huge problem. As such, as we look towards the initial draft of the 18th edition, it m...


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Will the Apprenticeship Levy take a toll on bigger businesses?

In April of this year, the Government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy, requiring employers across the UK with an annual salary bill of more than £3m to contribute to the apprenticeship pot. The impact of the Levy is unknown as yet, but th...


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Challenging health and safety practice: time for a refresh?

Refresher training tends to come in for a lot of stick by the people who often feel they’ve been forced to do it as part of a ‘tick box’ compliance procedure. And all too often, they are right.  Finding a way of refreshing ...