Peat-free grounds management

3 August 2021

For decades, peat has been used in the UK as a growing medium for plants. However, with the growing recognition of peatlands as a carbon sink, the government’s long-awaited Peat Strategy has pledged to phase out its use. Laura King looks at why peat is used, and how organisations can move towards a peat-free future.

How to furlough employees from November 2020 onwards

2 August 2021

In March 2020, the Government announced its plans for financial assistance to help employers retain employees for an extended period of time through the Job Retention Scheme (furlough). This guide explores what employers need to know for furloughing employees from November 2020 onwards.

Post-lockdown Step 4 — back in the swim

30 July 2021

The removal of special Covid-19 measures this summer will mean coming to terms with both old, familiar and new health and safety issues in a changing normal where pupils deserve a sporting chance of success beyond the classroom and school gate.

Covid Secure driving: getting back on the road

30 July 2021

The key principles in the Covid Secure guidance for working in or from vehicles provide a practical guide for hauliers and other operators on how to work safely during the current pandemic.

Profit from data

30 July 2021

Every business now generates masses of data. Understanding that information and extracting the value from it is no longer a black art. Instead, the ideas behind Big Data have filtered down to smaller enterprises that can now use affordable tools to make their data pay.

Are you OK? Mental health first aid training

29 July 2021

Should mental health first aid training become law? Laura King considers whether training can exist in isolation and how organisations can incorporate it into wider mental health support.

Planned changes to the UK operator licensing regime — EU Mobility Package

28 July 2021

While increased paperwork and border delays are among the most pressing concerns faced by UK hauliers since leaving the EU, the changes made necessary by the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) are still becoming apparent. In the most recent example, the Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a call for evidence ahead of introducing further rules from the EU Mobility Package for those operating goods vehicles between the UK and EU.