Driving Law: Changes Coming
November 26, 2018

Driving Law: Changes Coming

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2018 sees many new driving laws come into force, while other established laws are set to change. Staying on top of changes could help you avoid breaking any laws in the future. Take a look at our vehicle cameras to help your driving CHANGES TO TAX ON DIESEL CARS From April 2018, motorists buying a…

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HSE Fees for Intervention – The Disputes Process
November 19, 2018

HSE Fees for Intervention – The Disputes Process

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CURRENT CONTEXT – the HSE claims it has always had a “proportionate dispute process” since it introduced Fee for Intervention (FFI) in 2012, intended to lay the cost burden of HSE intervention on businesses that break health and safety laws, not on taxpayers. In September 2016, permission was granted for a judicial review of the…

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Making the most of online opportunity
November 12, 2018

Making the most of online opportunity

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MAKING THE MOST OF ONLINE OPPORTUNITY Fundraising encourages charities to be creative and stand out for all the right reasons. A change in public preferences alongside advances in digital capability have pave the way for many new fundraising opportunities. With technology enabling the success of many non-traditional fundraising ideas, we have put together a list…

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Blue Planet 2 Hits Out At Plastics
November 5, 2018

Blue Planet 2 Hits Out At Plastics

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British consumers are showing low levels of tolerance with the plastics industry and the implications for plastics manufacturers go way beyond the issue of what to do with the 3.7m tonnes of plastic waste sent to UK landfill each year. Whilst the public have long frowned upon single-use plastic bags, David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet 2’…

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Legal News – three items of interest for the construction community
November 2, 2018

Legal News – three items of interest for the construction community

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Phoenixing – Construction bosses who phoenix firms could now face fines or bans Construction is one of the UK industries that suffers the most from ‘phoenixing’ – folding a firm to avoid debts then starting up a near identical business with a new name. Now directors who do this could face hefty fines or be…

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The rise and rise of modular
November 2, 2018

The rise and rise of modular

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The use of modular building is nothing new but it seems to be gathering momentum. Two major companies made announcements recently. Redrow is trialling the use of modular garages at two of its regional divisions. The house builder is also installing service pods to homes at its Paddock Wood development at West Drayton near Heathrow…

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Food For Thought When It Comes To Product Recalls
October 29, 2018

Food For Thought When It Comes To Product Recalls

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During 2016/17, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – the food-supply regulator in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – recalled 62 products. During the same period, Scotland’s FSS recalled 82 and the FSA and FSS together issued Allergy Alerts for 88 products. In February 2018 alone, product recalls made food news headlines for a variety of…

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Picture Potential With Your Drones
October 22, 2018

Picture Potential With Your Drones

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By 2030, it is suggested that there will be 76,000 drones in UK skies – a Sci-Fi lovers fantasy perhaps, but a phenomenon that will be very real and predicted to drive a 3.1% increase in productivity, as well as delivering a saving to the construction industry of £3.5 billion. Site surveys are one area…

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Allergen Breaches Can Have Big Repercussions
October 15, 2018

Allergen Breaches Can Have Big Repercussions

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Whilst many of us may wish for 15 minutes of fame, an Argyll-based hotel has secured its moment in the spotlight by preparing to serve midge burgers, making use of an abundance of wee insects that it can easily remove from its extermination machines. Midge-coated burgers are being touted as a potentially protein-rich ‘gourmet burger’,…

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Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry
October 8, 2018

Health and Safety in the motor vehicle repair industry

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The motor vehicle repair industry employs 200,000 people in the UK. Most of these people work in small and medium sized businesses. Health and safety records are becoming worrying across the industry. During 2017, there has been a significant increase in the number of impact claims occurring for motor traders at their premises. These claims…

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