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UK changing the law of using phones whilst driving
April 19, 2021

UK changing the law of using phones whilst driving

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The Government is seeking to tighten the law around using a mobile phone whilst behind the steering wheel.   It has been an offence under UK law since 2003 to use a hand-held mobile phone while driving. Drivers caught can expect to receive a fixed penalty notice (FPN) of £200 and six penalty points on…

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Major mobile phone law change in 2021
November 12, 2020

Major mobile phone law change in 2021

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Major mobile phone law change in 2021   The Government has announced plans to significantly tighten up the ban on using mobiles phones whilst driving. The changes will come into effect in 2021. In short, the current law: ·        is out of date – mobile phones today are no longer just used for calls and…

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Driving offences, you’ve probably never heard of that carry HUGE fines and penalties
September 2, 2019

Driving offences, you’ve probably never heard of that carry HUGE fines and penalties

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There are a number of lesser known or obscure driving laws and offences in the UK that could see drivers attract huge fines and penalty point endorsements. Having a dirty number plate There is a law which states that any number plate that is obscured by dirt or grime can be charged with a hefty…

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New guidelines expected to increase prison sentence lengths for gross negligence manslaughter
May 29, 2019

New guidelines expected to increase prison sentence lengths for gross negligence manslaughter

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For the first time, specific sentencing guidelines have been published for English and Welsh courts dealing with cases of unlawful act manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, manslaughter by reason of loss of control and manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility. The guidelines will be used for sentences imposed from 1 November 2018, but are retrospective in…

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Litigation is the Flavour of the Day in Food Manufacturing
January 7, 2019

Litigation is the Flavour of the Day in Food Manufacturing

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Putting some environmental claims behind its product has landed giant ice cream brand, Ben & Jerry’s, in hot water. A consumer advocacy group, The Organic Consumers Association, says Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, is misleading the consumer when it comes to its ‘green’ statements. The association alleges the big-name brand cannot claim commitment to…

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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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Control of Major Accident Hazardous Regulations – How the HSE prioritise site vists
May 14, 2017

Control of Major Accident Hazardous Regulations – How the HSE prioritise site vists

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This infographic explains how the HSE site visits are prioritised. Below are steps to help you stay compliant with the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015 (COMAH) and keep you abreast of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)’s approach to enforcement. 1.The HSE collects information about your site Hazards Activity you undertake Your location.…

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Why all businesses require Directors and Officers insurance
May 11, 2017

Why all businesses require Directors and Officers insurance

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Why all businesses require Directors and Officers insurance   Directors and Officers liability insurance (D&O insurance) provides financial support and defence against potential investigations into the behaviour of your executives and the possibility of them being sued. Without such insurance, the company will be left to pick up the tab from their own resources. Or,…

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