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Research reveals workplace safety and health implications of outsourcing

Workplace safety and health challenges arising from outsourcing have been revealed as part of a new study by Cranfield University. The new study, funded by IOSH, saw researchers explore how outsourcing practices vary when working with different ty...


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New international standard helps improve the sustainability of buildings

A new International Standard designed to help the building industry to “clean up our world” has been launched by the International Standards Organisation (ISO), enabling the industry to optimise how buildings are used as well as effect...


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GDPR codes of conduct guidance launched

The ICO has published guidance for organisations wanting to develop GDPR Codes of Conduct and Certification schemes to help demonstrate accountability under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Organisations can now submit their proposa...


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Government proposes duty to protect public spaces from terror attacks

Plans to introduce a new law that will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack have been announced by Security Minister James Brokenshire. Delivering on the...


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More time given to businesses to prepare for IR35 changes

As part of a review into changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules (IR35), HMRC has made an announcement to give business more time to prepare. Changes to the operation of the rules will only apply to payments made for services pr...


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Businesses can play an active role in reducing numbers who drive to work

According to research carried out by Venson Automotive Solutions: 42% of business car drivers would actively consider ridesharing; Even more would change their opinion on ridesharing if their employer reserved priority car-parking spaces for r...