Opinion

    Sulley Matthew

    Managing work-related road risk with vehicle safety technology

    Work-related road safety has been high on the agenda in recent years and, as greater numbers of people have returned to the roads following the end of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in 2021, there has been a corresponding increase in road casualties.

    By Matthew Sulley, Pinsent Masons LLP on 22 November 2022

    Luke Price

    Supporting older workers with long-term health conditions is crucial for recruiting and retaining older talent

    With businesses struggling to recruit, it’s more important than ever that employers expand their search for the best talent.

    By Luke Price, Centre for Ageing Better on 04 November 2022

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    Time well spent, and a day to remember

    Sometimes, when you spend time at a conference, you come away thinking “well, that was eight hours I simply won’t get back!”

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 November 2022

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    Reducing the danger from asbestos in non-domestic buildings: why the government is falling short

    During such a tumultuous time at the top of politics, it is more important than ever that those of us in Parliament do all we can to ensure that the government does not take its eye off the ball when it comes to the issues that matter to the public.

    By Stephen Timms MP on 02 November 2022

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    Did curiosity really kill the cat?

    You’ve heard the phrase. And you’ll understand the point. It’s a warning against involving yourself in others’ business, against asking too many questions. But is it good advice, really, to dissuade ourselves from inquisitiveness?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together on 11 October 2022

    Caroline Noakes MP

    Menopause at work: women need better support from employers

    Years of pseudonyms and oblique references have long disguised the reality that menopause is a fact of life- as predictable and mundane as the menstrual periods that 50 per cent of the population experience, every month, for decades of their lives.

    By Caroline Nokes, Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North on 10 October 2022

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    Musculoskeletal disorders at work – the current state of play in Britain

    The latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in Great Britain in 2020/21, approximately 470,000 workers reported suffering from new or longstanding work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

    By Charlotte O’Kane and Hannah Frost, Pinsent Masons on 03 October 2022

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    How we can help small businesses to ‘Keep Thriving’ this winter

    Last month, I asked ‘how can we avoid this becoming a winter of discontent?’ The government has since set out its plans to cap energy prices for consumers and businesses, and how it will seek to grow the economy and support people, largely through a series of tax cuts.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 03 October 2022

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    Unpaid carers need a legal right to unpaid leave to support their wellbeing

    Unpaid carers are the backbone of our society. It is a cliché but it is true. There are an estimated 2.3 million people providing care to their family, friends and neighbours around the country.

    By Wendy Chamberlain MP on 07 September 2022

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    How can we avoid this being a winter of discontent?

    We now know the real extent of the rise we can expect in energy prices this autumn. An 80 per cent increase. Just take that in for a moment.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 September 2022