The duty holder — are you responsible?

22 January 2014

Much health and safety legislation and practice focuses on the statutory duty holder being responsible for things either being done right or being put right. John Kersey discusses how to identify duty holders and what their role involves.

New in 2014 for small employers

6 January 2014

Paul Tew highlights some of the main employment law changes affecting small businesses that are due in 2014.

Throwing money down the drain ― or dumping it in the tip?

24 September 2013

Why are most small businesses still sending all their waste to landfill? The waste industry is getting the message that better-targeted services are needed to help busy managers reuse and recycle their waste materials, as Caroline Hand reports.

Health, safety and silo working

18 September 2013

Mike Sopp discusses how a culture of independent working in organisations can lead to “silo working”, and how this in turn can lead to problems with health and safety management.

Selecting risk assessment techniques

11 September 2013

There is more than one way to assess risk, but which way is best for your organisation? Mike Sopp considers some of the techniques that can be used.

The typical SME profile

17 June 2013

Is there such a thing as a typical small and medium enterprises (SME) profile? What are the significant characteristics that many SMEs bear? Nigel Baker focuses on some common characteristics of SMEs and the views they hold on important issues affecting the small business sector.

All change for the civil courts system

20 May 2013

Some of the most wide-ranging reforms to affect the county courts came into effect at the beginning of April 2013 with the implementation of the Jackson reforms and other changes. Basil Long reports.

Grow your business with Groupon vouchers

20 May 2013

Exploring everything possible to maximise your business in the current economic times is essential. Groupon, which has recently launched in the UK, offers a novel approach to business promotion. Deborah Barham Smith reports.

The duties owed by senior employees

20 May 2013

Individuals are appointed to senior roles either because of their particular expertise or leadership skills, or because of the scale of their financial investment, which entitles them to a leading role. As with more junior employees, their calibre and conduct may nevertheless be variable. This can cause difficulties down the line, as Nigel Baker of Lexicon Employment Law Training explains.