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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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Are workplace parking levies the future?

A number of UK cities and towns are considering introducing workplace parking levies (WPL) as a way of tackling air quality and emissions targets and raising money to invest in sustainable transport projects. A WPL is a charge on employers that p...


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A third of businesses have no plan to meet carbon-neutral target

Carbon emissions targets set by Theresa May mean that the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions will need to be cut by 2050, and those remaining will have to be offset with new technology such as carbon capture and storage. But is anyone actually ac...


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No-deal preparations coming at a cost for small firms, says FSB

Small businesses are in urgent need of more government support to overcome a worrying lack of preparedness for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, according to new research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). In the first UK-wide smal...


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New international standard helps organisations adapt to climate change

The first standard on climate adaptation for businesses, BS EN ISO 14090 Adaptation to climate change – Principles, requirements and guidelines, has been published by the BSI. The standard offers a framework that enables organisations to gi...