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Building safety industry publishes blueprint for improving competence

A cross-industry group representing more than 150 organisations in the fire and built environment sectors – the Competence Steering Group – has published its blueprint to drive culture change within the industry and to improve competen...


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What the latest coronavirus announcements mean for UK employers

The tightening of measures aimed at preventing a 'second wave' of coronavirus in the UK, announced on 22 September 2020, need to be carefully understood by employers so that they can engage appropriately with staff and operate in a way that avoids...


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Uber granted 18-month licence in London following appeal

Ride-sharing company Uber has been granted a further 18-month licence in London after an appeal found it was a “fit and proper” company to run private hire car services. Westminster magistrates court ruled in favour of Uber almost a y...


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Redundancies – the importance of employee involvement in decision-making

In a statement on the careful handling of redundancies during the current climate, professional bodies ACAS, CBI and TUC have stressed the importance of involving and communicating with employees throughout the decision-making process, to ensure t...


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Tough new measures to tackle modern slavery in supply chains

The government is introducing new measures to strengthen the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and ensure that large businesses and public bodies tackle modern slavery risks in supply chains. Public bodies that have a budget of £36 million or more, i...


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Iranian engineer religiously discriminated against

An Iranian Dyson engineer whose colleague told her “I don’t like Muslims” has won her case for harrassment and discrimination at an Employment Tribunal. Zeinab Alipourbabaie also claimed Kamaljit Chana had told her “Muslim...