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Government sets out legally-binding targets to help “build back greener”

The government has set out how it will use ambitious, legally binding targets under its landmark Environment Bill to combat environmental and climate challenges. It will introduce at least one long-term target in four priority areas (cleaner air,...


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COVID-19 has led to sackings over breaches of cybersecurity policies

Thirty-nine per cent of UK business decision makers have admitted to dismissing staff members due to a breach of company cyber security policy since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to new research. The survey of UK business decision...


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Post-COVID commute is employees’ biggest worry

Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days. Whereas only a quarter of em...


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Lifts and escalators in the workplace: making them COVID-safe

Lifts and escalators are essential to many offices, particularly in taller buildings. The need for social distancing during a pandemic reduces the number of passengers that can use a lift, and may ultimately limit the occupancy of a building. But,...


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High-flying saleswoman pushed aside by 'old boys network'

A high-flying sales executive who secured lucrative eight-figure deals has won a sex discrimination claim after she was “pushed aside for an old boys network”. Nadine Lee, who worked at the tech firm Splunk’s London office, perf...


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Coronavirus highlights health and safety inequality

The UK is one of the safest places to work in the developed world, with low levels of workplace fatalities compared to its European neighbours. This is true even when adjusting for the fact UK workers may be less likely to work in traditionally da...