Government wants data reform to drive economic growth and innovation

16 September 2021

Employers will no doubt remember the months leading up to May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and they had to have new policies and warning notices in place showing their awareness of the need for data protection and privacy.

Gas Safety Week 2021

16 September 2021

This week (13 to 19 September) is the eleventh iteration of Gas Safety Week, with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) supporting those highlighting the importance of an annual gas safety check.

Scotch whisky company fined for crushing incident

16 September 2021

On 22 February 2017 at Chivas Brothers Limited’s bottling plant in Dumbarton, an engineer employed by Fire Protection Group (FPG) Ltd was trapped inside a vertical storage and retrieval unit.

Care home workers can self-certify Covid-19 vaccine medical exemption

16 September 2021

The Government has announced that care home staff in England who are within scope of mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations can temporarily self-certify their medical exemption. This is temporary evidence for their employer that they do not need to get the vaccine; evidence needed in the employer’s compliance with the mandatory care home vaccine rules which apply from 11 November 2021.

Vaccination for care home staff in England

15 September 2021

The arbitration service Acas has published advice to help employees and employers at care homes in England understand the new government rules around vaccination.