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Unite demands stronger asbestos legislation

Union Unite has demanded the government enact stronger asbestos legislation after a report released by the ResPublica think tank found that workers and members of the public are being put at risk by inadequate UK legislation. The report found tha...


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New report encourages employers to operate smarter, green businesses

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new ‘Responsible Business Report’ with recommendations for real estate firms to develop and implement responsible business practices, to improve their business culture,...


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New government must “get health and safety done”

The chartered body for safety and health professionals, IOSH, has called for the Conservative Government to “get health and safety done” by committing to the protection of workers’ rights and future-proofing the UK’s world-...


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Lloyd's of London issues trans and non-binary inclusion guide

Following claims of sexual harassment earlier this year, Lloyd’s of London has issued a guide to the inclusion of trans and non-binary people in the workplace as part of a cultural overhaul of the insurance market. Published in conjunction ...


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Hiring confidence falls to seven-year low

UK employers are reporting their weakest hiring confidence in seven years, according to new research from ManpowerGroup. Declining confidence in nearly every sector and region paints a sluggish picture for the start of 2020, with only a few bright...


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Brexit: failing to plan is planning to fail, says freight industry

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation that speaks for the logistics industry, has welcomed the new clarity and direction that, it says, the General Election result provides to business in terms of Brexit planning. Howe...