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Office landlords could be set to spend up to £63 billion to achieve proposed EPC targets

New research by global real estate advisor, Savills, has revealed that UK landlords could be spending upwards of £40 per sq ft to make high cost improvements if they are to achieve the proposed legislative energy targets set to come into ...

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Ethical sourcing

Jessica McGoverne, Director of Policy and Corporate Affairs, Sedex the membership organisation that provides advice for companies on managing and improving working conditions in global supply chains, explains how businesses can operate ethically and source responsibly With the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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1 month to go until the changes to red diesel legislation – driving a sustainable future

With less than 1 month until the change in red diesel legislation facilities managers face several challenges. The economical replacement of existing reserves with alternative fuel options is coupled with the pressure to perform the switch while maintaining 24/7 customer ...

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Will you feel the impact of the changes to tax relief on red diesel?

By John Kinstrie, Head of Solutions at DTGen In June 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws guaranteeing an end to its contribution to global warming by 2050. The target will require the ...

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A third of employers plan to scrap self-isolation for workers

New research by HR software provider CIPHR suggests that many British employers won’t require staff who test positive for Covid-19 to self-isolate at home once any remaining legal restrictions are lifted. The poll of 250 business owners, CEOs and senior managers ...

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No jab, No job?

More than 30 per cent of large UK firms have signalled that staff may be asked for proof of vaccination before they can physically return to work. Karen Holden, CEO of A City Law Firm looks at the legal issues ...

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Government publishes landmark Bill to improve building safety

Yesterday (20 July), saw the government publish its landmark Bill, which is set to deliver the biggest changes to building safety for nearly 40 years. Published in draft form, the Building Safety Bill will improve regulations as the government seeks to ...

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Technical review of Approved Document B (Fire Safety)

By Conor Logan, Technical Director of Colt UK, Smoke and Climate Control Division. On the 2nd April, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick MP announced ambitious steps, initiated by the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, to further reform the building safety ...

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Keeping up

Dave Cooper, MD of LECS (UK), offers an expert guide to the maze of legal obligations and standards required during the life cycle of a lift The responsibility involved and extensive range of documentary obligations required to manage a single ...

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Good work

Tina Chander a partner and Head of the Employment team at Wright Hassall on the Government’s plans to increase workers’ rights with the introduction of the Good Work Plan Since 2010, the UK has experienced lower unemployment rates across every ...

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