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Impossible to rule out another Grenfell, says fire review author

The author of an independent review into fire safety and building regulations has warned it is impossible to rule out another “catastrophic event” like the Grenfell Tower tragedy if changes aren’t made to the regulatory system. ...


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ICO takes action for failure to pay new data protection fee

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has begun formal enforcement action against 34 organisations that have failed to pay the new data protection fee. The data protection regulator has sent notices of its intent to fine the organisat...


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Government shielding dangerous employers from legal action

Union Unite is accusing the government of using a new bill to shield employers who play ‘fast and loose’ with the safety of workers from having to pay compensation to those they injure. The proposals are covered by the Civil Liability...


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Everyone will benefit if we address “the inequalities of the gender pay gap,” says minister

Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, has told men in leadership roles, everyone will benefit if we address “the inequalities of the gender pay gap”. The Minister delivered her speech during an event at St James’s P...


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Corporate manslaughter and driving at work: 10 years on

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 (CMCHA) received royal assent in July 2007 and came into force on 6 April the following year. Championed by then Labour Home Secretary John Reid, it was intended to replace the existing c...


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Consultation launched into how employment law disputes are decided

The jurisdiction of Employment Tribunals, and the areas where they share jurisdiction with the civil courts to hear employment and discrimination claims, are being independently reviewed in a consultation paper. The Law Commission – an inde...