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Dementia in the workplace – considerations for employers

Dementia is often thought of as something that affects people who have retired, but with the state pension age rising and the default retirement age a thing of the past, people will increasingly experience the first symptoms of dementia while at w...


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Real Living Wage increases as cost of living goes up

Over 250,000 people working for almost 7,000 real Living Wage Employers throughout the country are set for a pay boost as the new Living Wage rates rise to £9.50 across the UK (20p increase), and £10.85 in Lond...


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Businesses prioritise social and environmental impact in post-COVID-19 strategies

Three-quarters (75%) of business decision-makers say their organisation’s environmental and social impact has become more important due to COVID-19, according to new research from Epson. The research claims that decision-makers are taking ac...


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Approach to health and safety needs a drastic rethink following HSE statistics

The British Occupational Hygiene Society, a scientific charity and chartered body for worker health protection, has responded to the publication of the latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive with a call for a radical overhaul of th...


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25 years since the introduction of disability discrimination legislation

2020 has been a rollercoaster year for many businesses, but also marks 25 years since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. We have been looking at what has happened during that time and how attitudes have changed in the work...


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Manchester Arena inquiry – risk assessment was 'box ticking'

Risk assessments carried out by the Manchester Arena operators prior to the Ariane Grande concert in 2017 were nothing more than “box ticking", an inquiry into the ensuing terrorism attack that killed 22 people has heard. Miriam Stone, SMG'...