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Uber drivers “£18,000 out of pocket”

Thousands of drivers are struggling to pay their rent and feed their families as Uber’s Court of Appeal hearing takes place. Two years on from GMB’s historic win against Uber, each driver is estimated to be an average of £...


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PM tackles barriers facing ethnic minorities in the workplace

A series of measures to tackle ethnic disparities in the workplace has been announced by Prime Minister Theresa May – exactly one year after the government published the findings of a world-first Race Disparity Audit on how people of differe...


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ICO issues maximum £500,000 fine to Facebook for failing to protect users’ personal information

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Facebook £500,000 for serious breaches of data protection law. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide-ranging investigation into the use of d...


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Home Office tells business: open up on modern slavery or face further action

The Home Office is writing directly to chief executives of 17,000 businesses, telling them to open up about modern slavery in their supply chains, or risk being named as in breach of the law. Businesses with a turnover of more than £36m mus...


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Gender pay gap determines women’s choice of employer

Nearly two-thirds (61%) of women would take an organisation's gender pay gap into consideration when applying for a job, a new survey from the Equality and Human Rights Commission reveals. The poll, commissioned to understand the impact of the ge...


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Deadly exposures: UK misses the mark with asbestos controls

Shocking statistics reveal that the UK’s asbestos safety regulations and preventative measures fall short compared to other European countries who have less of an asbestos problem. In the latest white paper from Charles Pickles MSc, BSc CCP...