Anti-dumping duties brought down

4 May 2012

The EU and US agreed on 6 February 2012 to bring excessive American anti-dumping duties down to World Trade Organization (WTO) levels. Henrietta Clarke outlines the implications of this change.

Buildings maintenance in early years

4 May 2012

Owners of buildings used by the general public, such as early years provisions, have a duty of care to ensure that people using the buildings are not placed at risk and buildings are kept in a serviceable condition. Buildings maintenance is a key factor in achieving this and ensuring that acceptable and safe standards of accommodation are maintained.

FRC's clutter clearing mission

4 May 2012

Companies are taking on board the regulator's push to clear up annual reports but Andrew Davies says progress is slow

Preparing for the Health and Social Care Act 2012

4 May 2012

With the passing of the Health and Social Care Act in March of this year the NHS can finally plan the future with reasonable certainty. After much debate lasting nearly two years following the publication of the White Paper Liberating the NHS in July 2010, it is now time to implement the proposed changes on the ground. So what happens now? asks Thoreya Swage.

Hiring agency workers and equipment

4 May 2012

In this article, Mike Everley considers the health and safety implications of hiring agency workers and equipment from the perspective of a construction company.