Lone working system

15 July 2019

When do you need a lone working system? Our organisation has a number of staff members who have to meet clients outside of the office environment. Should we introduce a “lone working system” for these employees?

Merchandise in Baggage

12 July 2019

I have the following questions on Merchandise in Baggage (MIB). If someone is carrying goods covered by an export licence, either a Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) or an Open General Export Licence (OGEL) and they do not declare the goods to customs on leaving the UK, is this illegal? Also, what if the goods are being supplied to another country within the EU, does anything change?

Disposing of office furniture

11 July 2019

Our office building is being refurbished, with most of the office furniture being replaced. The old furniture is worn and slightly outdated, but most of it is still serviceable. What is the most realistic option for keeping it out of landfill?

Disposal of old smoke detectors

11 July 2019

We are planning to replace all the smoke detectors in our office building. How should we go about disposing of the old ones?

Deducting money from staff

11 July 2019

I run a food and beverage business. We have a policy which lets us deduct money from waiters’ salaries if customers they are serving run out on the bill. There have been suggestions that this may be unlawful. Please could you clarify if it is?