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Consultant fined for providing incompetent health and safety advice

A self-employed consultant has been fined for breach of legislation for providing health and safety advice on technical and complex matters while not being qualified to advise his clients. Luton Crown Court heard how a self-employed health and sa...


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82% agree health and safety courses drive business benefits

Managers play a crucial role in preventing work-related accidents and ill health – but one in five companies don’t train them in health and safety, according to a new report published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Healt...


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New bill offers greater redundancy protection for pregnant women and new mothers

After failing to complete its passage through parliament in 2019, a bill designed to give pregnant women and new mothers greater protections against redundancy has been reintroduced in parliament. This comes at a time when there has been a noted ...


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£1,000 bonus to bring back furloughed staff

Furlough has been a lifeline for millions, supporting people and businesses to protect jobs. But, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak, it cannot and should not go on forever. As part of Sunak’s Plan for Jobs 2020 speech, he said that he recognised ...


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Failure to create safe working environment could result in jail for employers

Business owners that do not follow government rules to protect staff and customers as the lockdown is eased could find themselves in prison for breaking health and safety laws, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma has said. Sharma told BBC Radio 4&...


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Employee fired for not keeping kids quiet during work calls

A working mum-of-two has claimed that she was sacked from her job after her children disrupted work calls. Dris Wallace, an account executive, said she was juggling work with caring for her children and was involved in lots of business calls as he...