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New flexible working Code of Practice published by Acas

A new statutory Code of Practice on requests for flexible working alongside accompanying guidance has been published by the workplace experts. All employees now have the right to ask their employer if they can work flexibly from their first day ...

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Updated guidance calls for second staircases in all new high-rise residential buildings

The government has updated its guidance calling for second staircases in all new tall residential buildings over 18 metres from 30 September 2026. The change in guidance adds to a package of recent fire safety measures and reforms including the ...

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Majority of employees unaware of new law changes to flexible working

Seven out of 10 employees (70 per cent) are not aware that the law is changing to make it easier to request flexible working at work, finds a new survey from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas). The YouGov ...

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Wave of sustainability stress and legislation lethargy hits UK firms

A new survey from Mitie has found that UK organisations are feeling overwhelmed by the strain of sustainability reporting, with legislation lethargy on the rise as they tackle the labyrinth of new and existing reporting legislation. This comes alongside an ...

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From eco-improvements to fire safety, is 2024 the year of compliance changes?

In the wake of the Grenfell disaster, the Government introduced the Building Safety Act 2022 which represents the latest phase in the effort to reduce the risk of a repeat occurrence of the fire. Rik Firth, Head of Operations at ...

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The new AI Act and its impact on the facilities sector

By Peter Smyth, Director of Technology & Innovation, and Olga Mitropoulou, Director of Risk & Compliance at Bidvest Noonan On Wednesday, the EU passed the world’s first comprehensive AI law, the Artificial Intelligence Act. This Act is set to establish ...

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New guide on differing carbon monoxide detector requirements across the UK is published

Following several regulatory changes across the different countries in the UK, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) and the Council of Gas Detection and Environmental Monitoring (CoGDEM) have launched a guide on carbon monoxide (CO) detector requirements across the ...

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Martyn’s Law – Transforming security preparedness in the wake of tragedy

The Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill is a remarkable initiative aimed at improving security measures at public venues. Mike Bluestone CSyP, Executive Director, Corps Consult explores the impact the new law will have on security measures and the critical role ...

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Storing liquid fuel on your premises?

Whatever fuel you’re storing – petrol, diesel, oil, biofuels, waste oil or LPG -there are regulatory requirements you need to meet to stay compliant. Oil Storage Regulations for Business are set by the UK Government and state: “You must follow ...

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Reconomy publishes disposables insight report ahead of single-use plastic ban

Ahead of the incoming single-use plastics ban, circular economy specialist, Reconomy, has launched a new report ‘Designing out disposables – understanding the single-use hierarchy’ which aims to educate businesses on the latest packaging legislation along with a breakdown of materials ...

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