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RICS publishes fire safety guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has published a clear and impartial fire safety guide to highlight the responsibilities of landlords and tenants in keeping properties safe. The short, easy-to-follow guide covers houses, apartments, f...


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Largest ever strike action in UK higher education

Hundreds of cleaners, porters and security workers at University College London are to vote on strike action over pay and conditions. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is to ballot almost 300 workers for strike action at London...


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Queen’s speech puts environment at the forefront

The long-awaited Environment Bill will be brought forward to safeguard nature after Brexit, the Queen has confirmed in her speech to Parliament. The speech, written by government, put environment and climate change concerns at centre stage. Speak...


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GP sacked for refusing to call transgender person ‘madam’

A Christian doctor who claimed he was dismissed for refusing to call a transgender woman “she” because of his faith has lost his case at an Employment Tribunal. Dr David Mackereth claimed that he was having an “abstract discussi...


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First ever UK human rights tracker launched

A tool to make the UK’s human rights records transparent, and the Government accountable, launched on 9 October. HumanRightsTracker.com allows civil society organisations, academics, parliamentarians and legal professionals to learn about t...


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Companies “should publish their flexible working and family-related policies”

New figures from work-life balance charity Working Families show that both parents/carers and best-practice employers alike are overwhelmingly in favour of greater transparency around companies’ flexible working and family-rel...