Lone worker devices for safety

9 April 2014

A fire and rescue service has confirmed it will be rolling out lone worker devices to help ensure the safety and security of its field-based staff.

Report on health and safety of older workers

8 April 2014

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has published a guide on the health and safety of older workers in the workplace, noting that there is a higher proportion of older people in Britain’s workforce now than at any time in recent history and that this level is likely to increase.

NIC rates and thresholds 2014/15

6 April 2014

The lower earnings threshold for National Insurance purposes rose from £109 per week to £111 per week on the 6 April 2014.

Car fuel multiplier

6 April 2014

The multiplier used to determine the cash equivalent of the benefit of fuel provided for private motoring in a company car is set at £21,700 for 2014/15. The taxable benefit is found by multiplying the appropriate percentage as found for company car tax purposes by the multiplier.

Campaign against attacks on firefighters

4 April 2014

A fire and rescue service has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the “increasing number” of attacks on firefighters in South Wales and the “devastating consequences” these attacks can have.

WEEE guidance notes published

25 March 2014

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published guidance notes for those involved in the sale, purchase and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to accompany the Code of Practice it published earlier this month.

New energy-from-waste investment

25 March 2014

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £51 million, alongside two other investors, in a proposed new energy-from-waste plant that will be sited in Kings Lynn in Norfolk to provide a long-term waste treatment solution for the council.

Maximising the benefits of HS2

25 March 2014

In summer 2013, the HS2 Growth Taskforce was created to explore how to maximise economic growth and job opportunities from the Government’s plans to build a high-speed rail network.