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Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics released

The latest annual injury and ill health statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3 million workers were suffering from work-related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries in 2016/17. The figures show that while B...


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Freezing workplaces: a legal refresher

It only seems like five minutes since we were talking about working environments being uncomfortably hot but now, as temperatures dramatically drop, the issue of spending days in an unbearably and potentially dangerously cold workplace is once aga...


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Non-smokers given extra six days’ holiday

A Japanese marketing firm is granting its non-smoking staff an additional six days of leave a year to make up for the time off smokers take for cigarette breaks. Piala Inc introduced the new paid leave allowance in Septem...


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Energy-inefficient properties will not be able to be leased after April 2018

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 apply to commercial (strictly non-domestic private rented) properties. These are more commonly referred to by the nickname MEES (minimum energy efficiency standar...


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Pensions Regulator brings first prosecution for failure to provide workplace pension

In the first case of its kind, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has prosecuted a bus company and its Managing Director for avoiding giving their staff workplace pensions. Stotts Tours (Oldham) and Alan Stott pleaded guilty to a total of 16 offences o...


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New environmental protections to deliver a green Brexit

Plans to consult on a new independent body that would hold government to account for upholding environmental standards in England after we leave the European Union have been set out by Environment Secretary, Michael Gove. To help deliver a green ...