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Corporate manslaughter and driving at work: 10 years on

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA) received royal assent in July 2007 and came into force on 6 April the following year. Championed by then Labour Home Secretary John Reid, it was intended to replace the existing c...


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Combustible cladding ban should apply to all high-rises, says IOSH

A ban on combustible cladding in the UK should apply to all new high-rise buildings, the chartered body for safety and health professionals has said. Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, announced at the Conservative Party conference that new hi...


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Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued guidance on the impact on workplace rights in the event of a no Brexit deal. The guidance is part of a series of technical notices, which set out information to allow business...


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Police dress code labelled as ‘draconian’

Union Unite has described a new ‘appearance and standards’ code for all staff employed by South Yorkshire police as being ‘draconian’ and not reflecting society. The code introduces stringent rules for all staff including ...


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Government ‘shielding dangerous employers from legal action’ as workers face bar on workplace injury claims

Union Unite is accusing the government of using a bill to shield employers who play ‘fast and loose’ with the safety of workers from having to pay compensation to those they injure. The proposals are covered by the Civil Liability Bil...


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International Workplace shortlisted for Learning Technologies Award

International Workplace has been announced as a finalist at the Learning Technologies Awards 2018 in the category ‘Best international learning platform implementation’. The shortlisting is a result of a nine-month collaboration betwee...