Attitude rating app raises concerns at Unite

7 October 2020

The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) has moved to quash concerns raised by Unite the union that its new ratings app could potentially be used to blacklist workers.

Extinction or survival — humanity at a crossroads

5 October 2020

The world is facing species extinction on an unprecedented scale, undermining critical parts of the Earth’s ecosystems that are essential to human health and the wellbeing. We can either scale-up global collaboration to protect nature or face an uncertain future. The choice is ours. In this report, John Barwise reviews the UN’s latest biodiversity report and explores the solutions it says are essential to prevent a global breakdown.

Covid Secure: working safely in offices and contact centres

5 October 2020

As British employers and workers continue to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the Government is regularly updating its advice to ensure that employers, workers and the self-employed work safely during the pandemic. Vicky Powell looks at some of the key points for working safely in offices, contact centres and similar working spaces.

EU exit transition watch — the final countdown

1 October 2020

A trade deal with the EU after completing Brexit was going to be the easiest ever, leave-supporting politicians promised. As the UK was already aligned with all EU rules and standards, it could be “completed in an afternoon”. The problem that they either did not foresee, or neglected to mention, was that their insistence on “taking back control” would mean the right to diverge from exactly those rules and standards and that would not meet the EU’s requirements for trading on a level playing field.

An Introduction to UK REACH

1 October 2020

Caroline Raine discusses UK REACH and explains what chemical manufacturers and importers to the UK will have to do at the end of the Brexit transition period. Caroline then explores what the UK has planned for REACH chemical compliance post 31 December 2020.