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General Election 2019: parties’ promises for employee rights

As the various political parties put forward their case to be elected into government on 12 December, employee rights appear to be high on the agenda. The Liberal Democrats are proposing to introduce a ‘Skills Wallet’ – a new po...


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Employers play vital role in supporting employees with cancer, says cancer expert

One in two people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime, while 125,000 working age adults are diagnosed with cancer annually.  With cancer set to impact businesses of all sizes, how employers tackle cancer in the workplace in the future...


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Disability Pay Gap: disabled people work two months of the year for free

The average disabled person stops getting paid on 4 November, according to new analysis published by the TUC – a day that has been branded Disability Pay Gap Day. The current disability pay gap for all employees stands at 15.5%. This pay ga...


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New guidance to tackle workplace killer

A new resource to help workers protect themselves from dangerous diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) has been launched by IOSH, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, on the fifth anniversary of its No Time to Lose campaign. DEEEs...


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Landmark Environment Bill takes a step towards becoming law

The Government’s landmark Environment Bill – to tackle “the biggest environmental priorities of our time” – has moved a step closer to becoming law following its second reading by MPs. The Bill now progresses to the ...


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International Stress Awareness Week: the importance of resilience

International Stress Awareness Week takes place this week (4-8 November). The annual event was created to raise awareness about stress prevention and the importance for individuals and organisations in order to ensure that those who are suffering ...