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Combustible cladding ban should apply to all high-rises, says IOSH

A ban on combustible cladding in the UK should apply to all new high-rise buildings, the chartered body for safety and health professionals has said. Housing Secretary, James Brokenshire, announced at the Conservative Party conference that new hi...


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Ban salary secrecy, says Young Women’s Trust

Employers should stop asking job applicants how much they earn and include salary details in adverts to help close the gender pay gap, says Young Women’s Trust, a charity that supports young women on low or no pay. The charity commissioned ...


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Agency director ordered to pay back workers after wages were withheld

A director has been ordered to pay wages and expenses totalling £5,145 at a hearing at Bristol Magistrates’ Court. The prosecution comes after an investigation by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate – a government body t...


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Workplace rights if there’s no Brexit deal

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued guidance on the impact on workplace rights in the event of a no Brexit deal. The guidance is part of a series of technical notices, which set out information to allow business...


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Police dress code labelled as ‘draconian’

Union Unite has described a new ‘appearance and standards’ code for all staff employed by South Yorkshire police as being ‘draconian’ and not reflecting society. The code introduces stringent rules for all staff including ...


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ISO 50001 for energy management gets a boost

ISO 50001, the flagship International Standard for improving energy performance, has just been updated. ISO 50001:2018, Energy management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, transformed the energy performance of org...