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Calls to delay IR35 reform again are rejected

A call for IR35 reform in the private sector to be delayed until 2023/24 has been rejected by the House of Commons, which means the controversial tax changes will still be rolled out on 6 April 2021. David Davis MP, who proposed that further chan...


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Councils’ COVID-19 transport planning requires urgent scale-up of e-cargo bike usage

Emergency road closures, widening of footways and the creation of new pop-up cycleways means bikes are going to be the fastest way of getting around cities like London, Manchester and Birmingham as the UK eases slowly back to work. To stay competi...


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New guidance on mental health during the pandemic

Workplace expert ACAS has published new guidance to help employees manage their mental health at work during the coronavirus pandemic.  A new ACAS-commissioned YouGov survey conducted during lockdown has found that nearly two out of fiv...


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Making workplaces safe – what’s in the air?

Preparing an office for safe re-occupation is about much more than turning on the lights. Once it is agreed who will be working and when, there needs to be a thorough re-evaluation of air conditioning and ventilation systems, according to the Char...


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Lockdown creates radical shift in mindset on environmental issues

Almost two-thirds of workers (64%) have evaluated their environmental impact during the coronavirus pandemic, and the majority (53%) are seeking permanent changes to their working week once lockdown restrictions ease, according to a survey release...


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Hygiene concerns leave thousands anxious about return to the office

As lockdown measures begin to ease, many UK office workers are concerned about going back to the office – with worries rife over being able to maintain social distancing (59%) and appropriate hygiene and cleaning standard...