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Coronavirus: an employer’s duty to protect

The government has announced that coronavirus is a ‘serious and imminent threat' to the British public, as the confirmed number cases in the UK rises to eight. The global number of coronavirus-related deaths has reached 910. To what extent ...


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75% of firms struggling to find the right talent

Over half of UK firms attempted to recruit in the last quarter of 2019, but almost three-quarters have struggled to find the right talent, the largest survey of UK employers has found. The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Cha...


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Right of access to personal data: new guidance

The right of access (known as subject access) is a fundamental right of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It allows individuals to find out what personal data is held about them and to obtain a copy of that data. Following on from th...


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Landmark Environment Bill sets out vision for a greener future

The natural environment will be better protected for generations to come with the introduction of a “landmark, far-reaching” Environment Bill introduced on 30 January. For the first time, the enhanced Bill will create new powers to st...


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Gig workers: the right to ambition

Gig workers should have the right to develop their skills and fulfil their ambitions, but many feel they are stuck in a rut, a new report from think tank Doteveryone has found. For those with existing skills and financial means, the report finds,...


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Coronavirus: IOSH guidance on protecting travelling employees

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has issued guidance on some key actions that organisations can take to manage traveller health, safety and wellbeing. Here are the main ...