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Uber “not fit” to hold a licence

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it will not renew Uber’s private hire operator’s licence, after it discovered a pattern of failures that placed passenger safety and security at risk. As the regulator of taxi and private ...


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Support for SMEs transitioning to a sustainable economy

A new business accelerator launched by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership will help local and regional entrepreneurs, SMEs and start-ups tackle the challenges of a transition to a sustainable economy. In 2019, SMEs accounted fo...


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New safety and health competency framework to “drive highest standards”

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has revealed further details about its updated framework for the OSH profession, designed to meet the changing needs and expectations of professionals working in health and safety. As busin...


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Member States have three years to adopt EU Work–Life Balance Directive

EU Member States have three years to adopt the laws to comply with the EU Work–life Balance Directive, it has been announced. Launched in August 2019, the Directive aims to improve the work–life balance for parents and carers, to encou...


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Is domestic abuse a workplace issue?

Employers owe a duty of care to employees and have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment. Preventing and tackling domestic abuse is an integral part of this, Business in the Community (BITC) has said, following th...


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Businesses battle to upskill workers in global skills race

New research published by skills development body City & Guilds Group reveals that employers across the world are racing to upskill their workforces. However, with digitalisation and fluctuating economies transforming the skills needed in the ...