Out of working hours emergency plans

29 February 2012

Fire is probably the most common reason for evacuating a place of work, but other “serious and imminent dangers” such as bomb threats and chemical spills may need to be planned for. Nigel Bryson investigates how to manage evacuation plans for laboratory workers, especially for those working unusual hours.

ASB's assault on reporting income tax

29 February 2012

The ASB consultation on improving financial reporting of income tax could transform this complex area. Andrew Lennard reviews the options

Code of governance for tax disputes

29 February 2012

When HMRC visits, the risk of landing a penalty for miscalculating tax escalates. We take a look at a firm at the sharp end of an investigation

How to buy translation services

29 February 2012

Cassandra Oliver, marketing manager of Web-Translations, offers a few tips for both those using a translation service for the first time and for seasoned translation buyers, to help them in what can sometimes seem like a daunting task.

Economic Trends: March 2012

29 February 2012

Stronger sterling means businesses need to look beyond the shaky eurozone for growth, says Torrie Callander

Construction safety warning video from HSE

28 February 2012

HSE has launched a video on its construction resources web pages showing the tragic human cost of accidents and ill health in the industry. Designed for training employees on the importance of good health and safety practices on site, the video features a series of powerful interviews with people who have been seriously injured at work and the relatives of workers who have died. It can be found at:

GIS — are we nearly there?

28 February 2012

From the time the first pixellated maps crept out into the digital landscape, GIS (Geographic Information System) has quickly evolved to become an important set of tools in environmental study, planning and management. Today, GIS is a very different animal from its 1960s' ancestors. Graham Morgan looks at how it has developed.

How dirty is your data?

28 February 2012

The cloud continues to integrate itself into business infrastructure but, with the drive to reduce costs and maintain high corporate social responsibility, the environmental credentials of data centres are now under the spotlight. Dave Howell reports.