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Fee changes for DBS checks

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has announced a reduction in the fees employers will need to pay for DBS checks. Following a fee review by the DBS, the following new rates will come into effect from 1 October 2019: Basic DBS check: &pou...


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Facial recognition 'a threat to privacy', says ICO

Facial recognition technology is in the news almost daily, and will be of special importance to anyone responsible for managing premises and people. This week, UK privacy group Big Brother Watch joined with politicians and campaign groups - inclu...


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Virtual reality can help predict workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations, research shows

Virtual reality can provide valuable insights into workers’ behaviour during emergency evacuations and may improve safety awareness, new research has shown. Researchers from the University of Nottingham, funded by the Institution of Occupat...


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New 'age-friendly' guidance helps employers

The Centre for Ageing Better has published a report highlighting the importance of providing support to employees in mid-life as a way of helping them stay in work for longer if they want to, plan for what they will need in retirement, and think a...


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IOSH calls for tougher action on modery slavery

The Government and businesses need to do more to fight the “growing global scourge” of modern slavery as a new poll indicates the strength of public opinion for action. With an estimated 40.3 million victims worldwide – 13,000 o...


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EHRC enforces gender pay-gap reporting

Over 10,500 organisations in Britain with 250 or more employees reported their gender pay gap for 2019, following successful enforcement action from the Equality and Human Rights Commission against late reporters. Six organisations failed to resp...