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Prime Minister announces Environment Bill

The Prime Minister has announced the Government will bring forward the first Environment Bill in over 20 years. Theresa May confirmed the Bill at a Liaison Committee of Select Committee Chairs hearing on Wednesday 18 July. She later commented: &l...


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Increased funding announced for disabled people with the greatest barriers to work

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Esther McVey, has announced increased funding to support businesses that provide extra employment support for disabled people with the greatest barriers to work. When the Work Choice employment progra...


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Home Office launches toolkit for employers to support EU Settlement Scheme

Employers, industry groups and community groups in the UK will be able to give EU citizens practical advice on how to apply for settled status with the help of a new toolkit published by the Home Office. The toolkit was developed with employers a...


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Government commissions independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Home Office has announced plans to launch an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It comes as new Home Office research reveals the devastating impact of modern slavery. The economic and social costs of modern slavery report esti...


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Employers failing to tackle sexual harassment at work

The Government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, says the Women and Equalities Committee in a report resulting from a wide-ranging six-month inquiry. The Committee f...


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Call for businesses to prevent work-related lung cancer

Businesses are being urged to save lives by accessing free practical resources to reduce the toll of work-related lung cancer. A staggering 260,000 people die annually from lung, trachea and bronchus cancers caused by carcinogenic exposures at wor...