Building safety bill – at long last

19 August 2020

The government has published a Parliamentary bill that will introduce tougher controls designed to ensure the safety of high-risk residential buildings following the Grenfell tragedy, says Charles Pitt.

Government issues new advice on face coverings

19 August 2020

Wearing a face covering will be mandatory for members of the public in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, but not for staff in those workplaces, or for employees in schools and offices.

Not all anniversaries are to be celebrated

19 August 2020

The UK government needs to ensure that flammable cladding is rapidly removed from over 300 private and publicly-owned buildings where it remains in place, says Lawrence Waterman.

Green road to a net-zero recovery

19 August 2020

A sustainable new normal is important for businesses. But the road to a post-pandemic UK economy that also helps to prepare for a warmer future is signposting challenges, opportunities and examples of much-needed ingenuity. Jon Herbert reports.

Changing employee working hours

19 August 2020

Given the current situation in the UK, there will be many businesses which will want to save costs. It is also highly likely businesses will want to avoid redundancies. One way to do both of these things is to change the working hours of an employee. In this article, Croner outlines how businesses can stay compliant and provide the correct amount of notice.

Covid-19’s multiple waste challenges

19 August 2020

Covid-19 health precautions can create follow-on safety problems. These include workplace waste control and its treatment in the UK’s high-fatality rate recycling sector, where Covid-19 measures can distract from basic health and safety rules, reports Jon Herbert.

Is data the new oil?

19 August 2020

Even the smallest enterprise can now collect masses of data about their customers, suppliers, competitors and market. Here’s how you use that data effectively.