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New occupational health and safety standard published

The revised occupational health and safety standard GRI 403 has been released by international sustainability reporting organisation, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The standard has been revised to focus on the presence of robust occupational...


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New government consultation to improve The Pensions Regulator’s powers

The government has published a new consultation which sets out plans to improve the Pensions Regulator’s powers and increase the protections for defined benefit scheme members. This consultation’s proposals would enable the Pensions R...


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New government action plan pledges to address LGBT people in the workplace

LGBT people in the workplace will be one of the areas addressed by a new government action plan designed to to tackle discrimination and improve the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK. The LGBT Action Plan has...


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HSE releases annual workplace fatality figures

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has released its annual figures for work-related fatal injuries for 2017/18, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2016. The provisional annual ...


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Government leads energy charge across public sector, saving up to £340m

The Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, has announced a range of measures to place the UK at the forefront of the global shift towards clean growth as part of its Industrial Strategy. Following a speech by the Prime Minister last month, Gr...


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Finance Bill 2018-19: Government releases draft legislation

Legislation that implements tax policies announced in recent fiscal events has been published in draft in the form of the Finance Bill 2018-2019. This legislation continues the government’s commitment to a competitive and fair tax system. M...