EU exit watch — the unanswerable question

4 August 2021

In a sharp critique of the Northern Ireland Protocol this month, the well-known Irish writer Fintan O'Toole said: “If you ask a stupid question, you get a stupid answer”.

Covid Secure: working safely for offices, factories and labs

4 August 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces to establish safe operations. Dr Lisa Bushby considers the latest official advice given to offices, factories, laboratories and similar indoor environments.

Covid Secure: working safely for construction and outdoor workers

4 August 2021

The UK Government has published a set of guidance documents to assist a range of workplaces with advice on establishing safe operations during the pandemic. Roland Finch considers the updated advice given to people who work in or run outdoor working environments.

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.

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.