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Coronavirus – sources of information

With the situation changing daily with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've listed below some useful sources of official information and guidance produced by some of professional bodies whose credentials underpin our workplace management curricu...


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Union to sue government over failure to protect ‘precarious’ workers

The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is taking legal action against the government over its failure to protect the wages and jobs of millions of workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, and ensuring the health and safety of those sti...


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Remote working and mental health – supporting your staff

With government instructions to stay home, millions of UK workers have had their usual routines disrupted, with an inevitable impact on their mental health. Employers have a role to play in ensuring their health and safety while working at home. ...


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New Fire Safety Bill clarifies duty of the responsible person

The Home Office has introduced a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales. The proposed Fire Safety Bill builds on action already taken to ensure that people feel safe in their homes, and a tragedy like the Grenfell Tower ...


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Homeworking: the impact on IT sustainability

While millions of employees are setting up home offices to work during the Coronavirus pandemic, a Census-wide survey reveals that the majority of UK businesses and organisations do not consider the CO2 and energy consumption of their employees&rs...


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Gender pay gap reporting deadlines suspended

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have taken the decision to suspend enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for this reporting year (2019/20). The decis...