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IWFM COVID-19 Response Award shortlist announced

The IWFM has announced the shortlist for its extra addition to this year's IWFM Impact Awards 2020 – The COVID-19 Response Award. Due to the high level of interest in this special category and the sheer range of projects and stories, the jud...


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New strategy tackles climate emergency in a post-COVID built environment

WorldGBC network has launched Sustainable Buildings for Everyone, Everywhere – a new strategy to tackle climate emergency, health and wellbeing and resource efficiency issues in the built environment. Based on climate science and the Global...


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Legal victory could secure worker rights for UK foster carers

A ruling that will open the doors for employment rights for foster care workers throughout the UK, setting a major precedent for the sector, has been won by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB). Foster care workers and IWGB membe...


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FoI request reveals insight into Employment Tribunal claims

A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) by training provider DeltaNet, asking for Employment Tribunal data going back over the last five years, has yielded insight into what workers are most likely to take th...


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Coronavirus: Up to £3.5bn furlough claims are fraudulent or paid in error

Up to £3.5bn in Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme payments may have been claimed fraudulently or paid out in error, the government has said. HM Revenue and Customs told MPs on the Public Accounts Committee it estimates that of the £35....


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Charity launches free domestic abuse advice line for businesses

A new advice line for businesses supporting employees experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse has been launched by domestic abuse charity Hestia. One in four women and one in six men will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetim...