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How to keep homeworkers safe as temperatures soar above 30°C

With the temperature rising above 30°C in the last week, employers are being called upon to make sure staff are protected from the sun and heat. Working in hot weather can lead to dehydration, tiredness, muscle cramps, rashes, fainting, and &...


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ICO dealt with almost 40,000 data protection cases in 2019

During 2019-20, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): received 38,514 data protection complaints; closed 39,860 data protection cases (up from 34,684 in 2018/19); and received 6,367 freedom of information complaint cases. Thes...


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ACAS issues advice on redundancies following record increase in calls to its helpline

Workplace expert ACAS has issued advice to employers who are considering staff redundancies following a record increase in calls to its helpline. The coronavirus pandemic has seen redundancy-related calls to the ACAS helpline increase by over 160%...


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UK workers want vaccine or antibody test before returning to work

With lockdown measures easing and office spaces starting to open again, new research released by Canada Life reveals that 35% of those who have been working from home during lockdown want a vaccine or an antibody test before returning to the physi...


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Restart, reset, reinvent – how to improve your organisation’s energy performance

In July, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) published its Roadmap to Recovery, setting out how the construction industry can adapt and support transformation following the COVID-19 pandemic. While the CLC’s roadmap focuses on the con...


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Home Office launches new fire safety consultation

Published alongside the draft Building Safety Bill, the Home Office has opened a new fire safety consultation as part of the government’s package of reform to improve building and fire safety in all regulated premises where people live, stay...