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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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Employment rate reaches another new record high

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that 427,000 more people have moved into employment in the last year, with 32.26m now in work. On average, 1,000 more people have entered employment every day since 2010. The unemp...


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Government consults on proposals to toughen rules on building safety

Tough new rules designed to strengthen fire testing for cladding systems on residential buildings have been published for consultation by Housing Secretary, Sajid Javid. The consultation, which aims to improve building safety, will look at restri...


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Mental health: ensuring a healthy return to work

For some employees, returning to work following a period of sick leave due to mental health challenges can be a significant milestone in their recovery. It can also be overwhelming and worrying and, even though they are feeling better, they may st...