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Quarantining arrivals from Spain – how should employers respond?

Amidst news that Spain has been removed from the UK's list of safe destinations after it saw a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, employers and employees alike are seeking guidance of what to do if and when holiday-makers are not able to co...


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Landmark Bill to deliver biggest changes to building safety for 40 years

The government has published a landmark Bill to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years. The Building Safety Bill, published in draft form on 20 July 2020, will impr...


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Employees welcome digital health support but worry about personal health data use

The majority of employees think businesses should provide more physical and mental health support through technology, with apps, wearables and online services high on the list of demands, according to new research published by Aetna International....


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Consultant fined for providing incompetent health and safety advice

A self-employed consultant has been fined for breach of legislation for providing health and safety advice on technical and complex matters while not being qualified to advise his clients. Luton Crown Court heard how a self-employed health and sa...


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82% agree health and safety courses drive business benefits

Managers play a crucial role in preventing work-related accidents and ill health – but one in five companies don’t train them in health and safety, according to a new report published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Healt...


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Failure to create safe working environment could result in jail for employers

Business owners that do not follow government rules to protect staff and customers as the lockdown is eased could find themselves in prison for breaking health and safety laws, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said. Sharma told BBC Radio 4&...