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‘End of legal road’ for Uber?

GMB, the union for private hire drivers, says a French court’s ruling that Uber drivers are employees is the ‘end of the legal road’ for the tech company. This latest verdict is the third case that GMB has won against Uber in re...


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New guidance on health and wellbeing in building services launched

New guidance on health and wellbeing in building services has been published by CIBSE – the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. This new version of its Technical Memorandum reflects significant changes in the environmental ...


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Major consultation on clearer DB funding standards launched

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published the first stage of a major consultation on its revised code of practice for defined benefit (DB) funding. David Fairs, TPR’s Executive Director of Regulatory Policy, said: “The launch of o...


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International airline fined £500,000 for failing to secure customers’ personal data

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Cathay Pacific Airways Limited £500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data – the highest penalty available to the regulator under the mo...


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Unpaid holiday leave amounts to £1.8bn a year

A new campaign to remind workers of their right to paid holiday leave and ensure employers check their staff are taking their leave has been launched by government. Every worker is legally entitled to paid time off for every hour they work, wheth...


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£6 billion saving for businesses who cut energy use

Businesses across the UK could save as much as £6bn on energy, according to Energy Minister Kwasi Kwarteng, who suggested this is a real possibility if energy use is cut by 20% by 2030. The saving would also help stop 22 million tonnes of c...