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A third of businesses have no plan to meet carbon-neutral target

Carbon emissions targets set by Theresa May mean that the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions will need to be cut by 2050, and those remaining will have to be offset with new technology such as carbon capture and storage. But is anyone actually ac...


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No-deal preparations coming at a cost for small firms, says FSB

Small businesses are in urgent need of more government support to overcome a worrying lack of preparedness for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). In the first UK-wide smal...


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New international standard helps organisations adapt to climate change

The first standard on climate adaptation for businesses, BS EN ISO 14090 Adaptation to climate change – Principles, requirements and guidelines, has been published by the BSI. The standard offers a framework that enables organisations to gi...


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Is sick building syndrome making an unwelcome comeback?

Sick building syndrome (SBS) is largely believed to be a phenomenon of the 1990s but new findings in a survey carried out by intelligent business technology experts the Remark Group show that it may well be making an unwelcome return. Remark Grou...


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New policy solutions geared to prevent labour supply shock post Brexit

Immigration and continued access to skilled overseas workers are two of the most crucial Brexit-related issues facing UK employers and policy-makers. From January 2021, a new immigration system will begin in the UK that will inevitably and signifi...


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Further reform urgently needed for effective Apprenticeship Levy

Urgent steps must be taken by government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy in England, so firms can offer more of the high-quality training they need to succeed.  That’s according to a new CBI report, ‘Learning on the job: Improvi...