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HSE releases annual injury and ill health statistics

The number of injuries and incidents of ill health in workplaces across Great Britain is still too high, new statistics show. The annual report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) includes statistics for work-related ill health, workplace in...


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Government must adopt new approach to health and safety regulation, says British Safety Council

The British Safety Council has responded to the latest Grenfell Tower Inquiry, published on Wednesday 30 October 2019. The first phase of the Inquiry, led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, considers how the fire started at Grenfell Tower and the response ...


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Employers may be legally required to provide references

Employers could be stopped from withholding references to any employee under new proposals announced by Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom. This would mean that employers could, for the first time, be required to provide at least a basic reference...


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Disability Confident scheme leads to inclusive workforce

On the third anniversary of the Disability Confident scheme, changes have been announced to help businesses achieve their goal of workplace inclusivity. The scheme was created to provide employers with the skills and confidence they need to attra...


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Grenfell tower tragedy – first official inquiry report published

A “damning” 1,000-page report into the Grenfell Tower fire has been published today, criticising the London Fire Brigade’s response to the fire that claimed 72 lives in June 2017. Sir Martin Moore-Bick, author of the report, has...


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Staff turn to Google for their HR concerns

While employees would be expected to turn to the HR department if they have any queries or concerns, it seems many are in fact choosing to use Google to answer their questions, as a quick and less embarrassing method. That’s according to ne...