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Government unveils ‘ambitious’ low-carbon blue print to cut emissions

The Government has announced an“ambitious” blue print to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector and over £1 billion to cut emissions from industry, schools and hospitals. The new Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy builds on the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for ...

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Unlimited fines for breaches to fire safety regulations

New fire safety measures could see buildings owners faced with unlimited fines, the Home Office has announced today. The Home Office said “these limitless fines will be handed out to anyone caught obstructing or impersonating a fire inspector as well ...

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British Safety Council calls on government and HSE to strengthen and enforce Covid-secure workplace rules

The British Safety Council is calling on both Government and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to strengthen and enforce Covid-secure workplace rules to protect workers. Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that Covid deaths are ...

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Government to challenge unrealistically low bids

Contractors face “intense scrutiny” if they submit unrealistically low bids for public sector contracts, according to a senior official at the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Fergus Harradence, Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Construction, told a webinar ...

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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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Governments sets out return to work guidelines for businesses

The government has published a number of practical guidelines to help businesses get back up and running and operating as safely as possible to give people the confidence to return to the workplace during the current coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines, ...

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Government supports construction industry guidance to avoid disputes

The UK Government has offered its support to the construction industry, by outlining its expectations from businesses as they manage and enforce B2B contracts during the Covid-19 emergency. There is a real concern that the construction industry will become embroiled ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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UK’s rotting waste could see coronavirus pandemic replaced by other diseases

Mountains of waste are being fly-tipped in epic proportions across Britain, as warnings are raised that the government risks replacing the coronavirus pandemic with a plague if councils keep recycling and waste tips shut during the lockdown. Security firm, the ...

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National Living Wage increases by 6.2%

The National Living Wage (NLW) increases by 6.2 per cent from today (1 April) to £8.72, giving a pay rise to thousands of low-paid workers at the frontline of the UK’s response to Covid-19. The new rate results in an ...

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