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Dangerous ladders being sold and used in the UK

17 August 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced it is to amend its guidance on the safe use of ladders following concerns about dangerous, substandard telescopic ladders being sold and used in the UK.

Row over Big Ben’s bongs

17 August 2017

The House of Commons Commission says it will “consider the length of time” the bongs of Big Ben will be silenced for refurbishment, following a row over pausing of the bells to protect workers from their high-decibel impact.

Concerns about data protection legislation update

16 August 2017

Various industry organisations have raised a number of concerns about the proposed overhaul of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with most concerns about the potential difficulties faced by SME businesses such as a lack of resources.

Manufacturers told to protect intelligent cars from hackers

15 August 2017

In a world where terrorists or anarchists could pose enormous threats to the safety of internet-connected vehicles, including large, potentially deadly lorries and vans, manufacturers have been urged by the Government to make plans to protect intelligent cars from hackers.

AA paying to park survey

14 August 2017

Cash is still the most popular way to pay for parking according to an AA-Populus Driver Poll of 16,239 drivers.

FMs positive about benefits of BIM

14 August 2017

A new survey from the British Institute of Facilities Management has indicated that 83% of facilities management professionals believe Building Information Modelling (BIM) will support the delivery of facilities management.

Universal high-speed broadband for every part of the UK

11 August 2017

The Government has welcomed an offer by BT to voluntarily provide high-speed broadband across the country that would provide a connection of at least 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) for every home and business.

Surveillance Camera Commissioner publishes “civil engagement” plan

11 August 2017

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, Tony Porter, has published a new plan to help raise public awareness in relation to the operation of surveillance cameras and associated technologies (such as automatic facial recognition).

How technology is changing future risks

11 August 2017

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has highlighted its latest horizon scanning report for employers thinking about potential future risks and what rapid developments in science and technology could mean for their organisations.

Business centres continue to grow

10 August 2017

The Business Centre Association (BCA) has collaborated with CBRE to produce The UK Business Centre Market report.