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New regulations to double the use of sustainable renewable fuels by 2020

Tough new biofuel targets that came into force on 15 April 2018 will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector within 15 years, cutting the sector’s reliance on imported diesel. Changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obl...


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The robots are coming: are your employees prepared?

Skills needs are constantly shifting, as innovative technologies, new ideas and modern strategies change the face of work. To stay relevant, employers and employees must continuously update their skills, in preparation for the needs of the future....


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IR35 legislation will now be “forced upon” the private sector

In April 2017, despite the outcry from contractors and multiple bodies, an updated form of the IR35 regulation was introduced to the public sector. However, anecdotal evidence suggests this has had a deeply negative impact, resulting in rising cos...


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Collapsing businesses: the duty to engage and consult

Business failures have been much in the news of late, with the sad consequence that many jobs have been put at risk as a result. 5,500 jobs have been endangered by the closure of Toys’R’Us and Maplin stores. Carillion job losses stand ...


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Will Brexit mean a “watering down” of environmental legislation?

Prime Minister Theresa May has said Britain will seek to uphold environmental standards after Brexit and manage its fishing stocks in a sustainable way. While May acknowledged that maintaining relevant standards and customs arrangements would con...


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The Apprenticeship Levy – one year on

Following the recent National Apprenticeship Week, it’s a good time to reflect on the past 12 months and look to the future now that we’ve reached and celebrated one year of the Apprenticeship Levy. You could still be forgiven for con...