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Next UK Government must strengthen international leadership on climate change

Last week, the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) revealed results from a recent poll which suggested that the next UK Government should take a stronger international leadership stance on climate change and energy issues. As we approach the UK General Election, IEMA is keen to determine views of its members and polled those members in recent weeks to explore the e...

Employers unaware of new drug driving legislation

Drug driving
On 2 March 2015, new legislation on drug driving will come into force in England and Wales, making it illegal to drive with a specific controlled drug in the body above the accepted limit for that drug. As with drink driving, these new rules, which set limits for eight illegal and eight prescription drugs, will mean it will be an offence to be over the specified limits for each drug while...

Cross discipline collaboration is essential for the future of the workplace says CIPD Chief Executive Peter Cheese

Peter Cheese CIPD
Over the past year, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) has been busy forging links with professional bodies in allied disciplines, including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). The BIFM and CIPD announced their intention to form a collaborative partnership during last May's BIFM Think FM c...