Exploitation of migrant workers: recent case law

12 February 2020

Barrister Robert Spicer reports on a recent High Court decision which looked at a case surrounding the exploitative working conditions of migrant workers, gangmasters and the personal liability of company officers.

Case report: Suspended prison sentence for manager of waste transfer station

11 February 2020

On 8 January 2020, Plymouth Magistrates’ Court sentenced Adam Wilcott to a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 2 years, for running an illegal waste site. He was also ordered to undertake 100 hours of unpaid work, pay £2,308 costs and was banned from working in the waste industry for 5 years. His firm, Highgate Services Ltd, was fined £18,800 and ordered to pay £2,338 costs.

Fatbergs: putting the sewers on a fat-free diet

10 February 2020

Found lurking in the sewer network, fatbergs are an unpleasant and costly problem. Laura King looks at how these congealed masses form and what food establishments should be doing about it.

Decision trees

10 February 2020

Business have to make decisions all the time. Frequently there is no formal process to help the decision making process. The use of a decision tree can assist with this process says John Davison.

Exercise in the early years

7 February 2020

With childhood obesity on the rise, concern over nutrition and exercise in the early years has never been greater. Elizabeth Walker investigates.

Country Profile — Indonesia

7 February 2020

One of the world’s great emerging economies, Indonesia presents high potential for UK exporters in search of new growth markets.

The perils of the workplace romance

5 February 2020

February is seen as the month of love; with Valentine’s Day ensuring everyone’s mind is focused on the romantic side of life. Workplace romances, however, may not be all hearts and flowers; here we look at the downsides to office romances.

A new decade: resolving to act and praise

5 February 2020

2020 must see the UK make a real commitment to reducing air pollution and protecting outdoor workers from exposure to dirty air, says Lawrence Waterman.