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Spring Statement 2019: what you need to know

The UK economy continues to grow, with wages increasing and unemployment at historic lows, providing a solid foundation on which to build Britain’s economic future, the Chancellor said in his Spring Statement. With borrowing and debt both f...


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Noise at work impacting employee performance

Noise in the workplace is having a negative impact on the wellbeing of employees and impacting significantly on their productivity, according to a major new survey. In a survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers, 65% reported that noise in the work...


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Construction workers must be awarded death benefits, says union

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent fatal...


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Research exposes “significant issues” with workplace mental health first aid implementation

Earlier in November a call was made to Theresa May by some of Britain’s leading business leaders to act on a pledge to make mental health first aid mandatory in all workplaces. More than 50 chief executives, from banking, retail, education ...


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HSE releases Great Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics

Too many workers in Britain’s workplaces are still being injured or made ill by their work, a new report shows. Annual statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.4 million workers were suffering from work-related ill healt...


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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 ...