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Government needs to invest in safety and health to support workers, businesses and the economy

IOSH has submitted proposals to the UK Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, calling for recognition of the importance of occupational safety and health in revitalising and rebuilding an economy ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. The p...


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Health and Safety Executive cracks down on dust

Health and safety inspectors across Great Britain will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch during a month-long inspection initiative, starting on Monday 5 October 2020. Construction sites are hig...


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Chancellor outlines Winter Economy Plan to combat coronavirus crisis

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by the coronavirus crisis across the UK. Delivering a speech in Parliament, the Chancellor announced a package of measur...


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Pattenmakers search for 2021 Young Facilities Manager Award winner

Livery company the Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers is looking for the next winner of its annual Young Manager Award – a unique career development opportunity. The award is open to managers aged 21-32 working in the FM sector, and there i...


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The Pensions Regulator updates COVID-19 guidance

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has updated its COVID-19 guidance setting out what is expected of pension scheme providers. At the start of the pandemic in March, TPR extended the maximum period defined contribution (DC) pension schemes and trustees...


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Test and trace – protecting data collected from customers

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published data protection guidance for organisations mandated to collect customer and visitor information for test and trace purposes. Since 18 September, the UK government has made it mandato...