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New accessibility rules for public sector websites

New accessibility regulations have come into force setting a legal duty for public sector bodies to make their websites accessible. From Monday 23 September 2019, public sector websites launched on or after 23 September 2018 must meet accessibili...


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Work is creating mental health issues for two in five employees

A report released by Business in the Community (BITC), in partnership with Mercer Marsh Benefits and BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team, Mental Health at Work 2019 – Time to Take Ownership, shows that most employers do not acknowledge or...


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New policy solutions geared to prevent labour supply shock post Brexit

Immigration and continued access to skilled overseas workers are two of the most crucial Brexit-related issues facing UK employers and policy-makers. From January 2021, a new immigration system will begin in the UK that will inevitably and signifi...


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Labour announces plans to break the stigma of the menopause at work

Speaking at the Labour Party conference on 21 September, Dawn Butler MP, Labour’s Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary, announced that the next Labour government will require all large employers to introduce a menopause workplace policy to ...


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Global climate strike: businesses urged to stop talking and start acting

On 20 September, a week of global climate strikes began, with adults joining forces with students to inspire a call to action on the earth’s climate. In response, Business in the Community, The Prince’s Responsible Business Network, ha...


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Further reform urgently needed for effective Apprenticeship Levy

Urgent steps must be taken by government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy in England, so firms can offer more of the high-quality training they need to succeed.  That’s according to a new CBI report, ‘Learning on the job: Improvi...