Government

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    Safety and environmental law enforcers ‘hamstrung' by ten years of cuts

    Funding and capability of the UK’s leading enforcement agencies, from the Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to Forestry Commission has dropped, on average, by 50 per cent in the past ten years.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 09 September 2019

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    What the Good Work Plan means for workers' rights

    New legislation to upgrade workers’ rights has been introduced today - including a day one statement of rights for all workers setting out leave entitlements and pay.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 17 December 2018

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    Justice needs an open door

    New legislation will further reduce the number of people injured at work who can sue employers for compensation. Where’s the justice in that?

    By David Parr, British Safety Council on 04 December 2018

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    The right balance

    Although the Prime Minister is known to employ the phrase ‘let me be perfectly clear’, that is one aspect of Brexit that hasn’t yet been realised.

    By Lawrence Waterman, British Safety Council on 28 November 2018

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    Government's ‘Prevention better than cure’ paper unveiled

    Employers have been urged to do more to keep people healthy at work as part of a government plan to put prevention at the forefront of health and social care.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 06 November 2018

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    Seriously injured workers to be ‘priced out of legal assistance’

    People who suffer serious injuries at work could be forced to forgo compensation owed them due to changes in the small claims limit announced this week, MPs have warned.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 26 October 2018