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Homeworking versus office – poll gives mixed results

New independent polling commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO) suggests that, once government measures allow, Britain is set to move to a ‘mixed’ working style, with time in the office balanced with time at home.   ...


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European Week for Safety and Health at Work highlights musculoskeletal disorders

The European Agency for Safety and Health (EU-OSHA) at Work’s 2020-2022 campaign will focus on one of the most common work-related problems in Europe – musculoskeletal disorders. Despite legislation and initiatives aimed at preventing...


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Firms should exhaust all possible alternatives to redundancy

“ACAS advice for bosses is to exhaust all possible alternatives to redundancies first,” ACAS Chief Executive, Susan Clews has said, “but if employers feel they have no choice then they must follow the law in this area.” A n...


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New guidance to support employees experiencing domestic abuse

The CIPD has issued new guidance for employers, produced with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), on managing and supporting employees experiencing domestic abuse. While the abuse may be taking place at home, domestic abuse has an im...


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Campaign launched to increase racial and ethnic participation in senior leadership

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI), alongside companies including Aviva, Brunswick, Deloitte and Microsoft, are working to launch Change the Race Ratio – a campaign to increase racial and ethnic participation in British businesses. ...


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ICO launches consultation on draft statutory data protection guidance

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft Statutory guidance, which details how it will regulate and enforce data protection legislation in the UK. Supporting the ICO’s primary responsibilit...