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New rights for self-employed couriers in groundbreaking deal

Hermes’ self-employed couriers now have the option to take holiday pay and have guaranteed earnings following a groundbreaking deal between the consumer delivery company and GMB Union. The collective bargaining agreement is the first ever r...


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Government need to address barriers to apprenticeship levy

Employers want greater flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship levy funds, with the current ‘one-size fits all’ approach limiting uptake and investment, according to new research by City & Guilds Group. Ahead of the...


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Tougher regulatory system for building safety introduced

A stronger and more effective regulatory framework is being introduced to improve building safety. This will mean tougher sanctions for those who disregard residents’ safety, more rigorous standards and guidance for those undertaking buildi...


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C02 levels in offices “silently damaging UK productivity”

The results from the first-ever practical study into UK indoor office environments has revealed that worker performance declines when CO2 levels are high and temperatures are too warm or cold. As the government and business community continues to ...


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International Workplace celebrates success at Learning Technologies Awards

The International Workplace team was delighted to attend the Learning Technologies Awards 2018 last night, to celebrate being shortlisted in the category of ‘Best international learning platform implementation’. At a glamorous awards c...


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10Kforten – design consultancy looking for charity to work with

Burtt-Jones & Brewer, the workplace design consultancy, is offering £10,000 of its time to a nominated charity, to celebrate ten years of success. Having begun over a cup of coffee in 2008, the design agency has experienced a decade of ...