World Refill Day

26 July 2021

While 16 June 2021 may have passed with little fanfare, it hosted an event that represents an important shift towards sustainable practices. The event in question was World Refill Day, a public awareness campaign intended to reduce plastic pollution and waste. Caroline and Tim Hand explain refill schemes and how your business, large or small, can participate.

Sustainability in the workplace post-Covid-19

16 July 2021

As Government guidance around remote working begins to relax, the mass movement of workers returning to office spaces will inevitably increase travel and energy demands, as suggested by the UK Energy Statistics 2020, where the reported primary energy consumption fell by 24% in Q2 2020. Max Starr explains the unique opportunities and challenges businesses can create in order to set a new precedence in progressive sustainable practice.

Promoting fitness in the workplace

14 July 2021

There are ways to promote fitness that will improve wellbeing, motivation and productivity rather than just irritating your employees. Nicola Jagielski of Health Assured reports.

High Court decision in Fisher noise abatement case

13 July 2021

On 21 May 2020, the High Court gave judgment in the case of R (on the application of Fisher) v Durham County Council. Ms Fisher applied for judicial review of a noise abatement notice.

Greening your business: the legal stuff

2 July 2021

The Government’s landmark Environment Bill and its latest net zero commitments will bring in a new era of environmental regulations that could revolutionise the way businesses manage their products and services. John Barwise highlights some of those key changes and what they mean for the business community.

An update on right to work checks

1 July 2021

Opeyemi Ogundeji, researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, details the most up to date guidance on right to work checks, including virtual right to work checks.

Green Innovations 2021

25 June 2021

Timothy and Caroline Hand take a look at new innovations to inspire your organisation to have a more sustainable future.

Vaping at work: e-cigarettes in the spotlight again

23 June 2021

Vaping has dramatically risen in popularity in recent years and is promoted as an aid to quitting cigarette smoking in the UK. Consequently, employers need to ensure they set out clear policies in order to deal with e-cigarettes in the workplace, particularly as evidence suggests vaping is less harmful to health than smoking. Vicky Powell examines the work-related health implications of these trends and a new Scientific Opinion from the European Commission.