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Chancellor urged to protect jobs of workers shielding from COVID-19

Workers who have been shielding will be put in an “impossible position” now that restrictions have been eased, a coalition of charities has said in an open letter to the Chancellor. The letter to Rishi Sunak, signed by 15 charities in...


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Grenfell project manager did not know about fire safety regulations

Grenfell main contractor Rydon’s first project manager knew little of fire safety regulations or building regulations during the time that he worked on the Grenfell Tower refurbishment between May 2014 and July 2015. The Grenfell Inquiry hea...


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Face masks – implementing rules in the workplace

There is no universal face-covering guidance for the workplace due to the variety of work environments in different industries. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has provided detailed guidance for specific workplac...


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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....