A year like no other

9 December 2020

The pandemic has led to renewed public awareness about the benefits and importance of good health, safety and wellbeing at work, argues Mike Robinson.

Movin on Up!

7 December 2020

Moving to new premises or even a new town or region can be an excellent opportunity to make a business more profitable, sustainable and agile. Here we look at how best to manage moving business premises.

The impact of the new plastic packaging tax

7 December 2020

As from April 2022, plastic packaging which contains less than 30% recycled content will be subject to a new tax. This will have significant cost implications for business. In this article, Tim and Caroline Hand take a closer look at the tax and its likely impact.

The problem of self-harm

4 December 2020

One in eight young people are said to self-harm, often in secret. Michael Evans considers the extent of the problem and how it is possible to break the cycle.

A Christmas party? Virtually anything’s possible

4 December 2020

As the Prime Minister said when announcing new coronavirus restrictions: “tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be jolly careful”. So where does this leave the annual Christmas party? Laura King offers some options.

Moving out of lockdown: public transport guidance for operators

3 December 2020

In its Covid-19 Recovery Strategy, published in May 2020 and updated in July at www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/the-next-chapter-in-our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy--2, the Government said that it wanted to begin a gradual return to work in England. While anyone able to work from home should continue to do so, it insisted, those who needed to be at their place of work should be looking to return as soon as employers confirmed it was safe. However, the guidance continued, what these returners should not do is overload public transport.

A very Covid Christmas party

3 December 2020

This article forms part of this year’s Christmas series, being published on the site until the end of December.

Slip-proofing your premises in winter

2 December 2020

Employers should ensure proper procedures and safeguards are in place to protect employees and others using their premises from the risks associated with the particular risks of slips, trips and falls caused by snow and ice, reports Gordon Tranter.