Can staff refuse testing and vaccines?

12 November 2021

Researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, Opeyemi Ogundeji, details how employers can deal with a situation where staff refuse to take the Covid-19 vaccine and/or partake in in-house testing.

Your carbon footprint hidden in plain sight

12 November 2021

During the journey of reducing carbon emissions, your business may face harsh realities where carbon audits reveal much more than direct operational and logistical emissions. With the UK pledging to reach net zero by 2050, putting pressure on businesses to improve their office operation, Max Starr provides quick and easy tips to help reduce your digital carbon footprint.

Carbon — net zero at ground zero

5 November 2021

Solving energy shortages, “building back greener” and tackling climate change are high-level issues that once major decisions are taken, must be delivered by thousands of companies in their ordinary daily operations. Jon Herbert reports on what lies ahead.

COP26 — the challenges ahead

2 November 2021

After a 12-month delay due to the Covid pandemic, COP26 finally got underway at the weekend. Hosted by the UK and Italy, world leaders and climate negotiators gathering in Glasgow have just two weeks to thrash out an agreement for what many believe to be the last chance to save the planet from the irreversible consequences of climate change. But, as John Barwise explains, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change, remains the biggest challenge.

Case report: High Court decision in Wild Justice case

2 November 2021

On 18 January 2021, the High Court gave judgment in the case of Wild Justice v Natural Resources Wales. Wild Justice challenged the lawfulness of licences to kill or take wild birds issued by Natural Resources Wales.

Assessing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

2 November 2021

With the government having announced in November 2020 that no more petrol or diesel cars and vans will be sold after 2030 and with it confirmed that the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles up to 26 tonnes will be banned by 2035, it is evident that some major changes are coming for the transport industry and the fleet of vehicles that keep the country running.

The top 5 workplace stresses faced by employees in 2021

28 October 2021

From feeling overwhelmed to trouble sleeping, a lack of self-confidence and using drugs or alcohol to cope — there are a myriad of ways stress can impact daily life. Long-term stress can lead to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion, also known as burnout. And burnout can lead to serious health implications later down the line.

Don’t let the dust settle

27 October 2021

Laura King asks why dust is still a problem in the construction industry and what needs to be done to prevent it.