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The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 comes into force

While coffee, tobacco and alcohol are excluded the Act introduced a blanket ban on any “psychiatric substance” which is capable of producing a psychoactive effect in a person who consumes it; and is not an exempted substance.

Created on: 30/04/2016 03:00

Warnings of self-employment savings time bomb

A landmark report from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found the UK’s dramatic shift toward self-employment could be saving up long-term retirement problems for the future.

Created on: 29/04/2016 08:00

Government action on ‘senseless’ tax shield subsidy would benefit entrepreneurs

Government action to reverse a ‘senseless’ tax shield subsidy that promotes debt would benefit entrepreneurs – and society as a whole, according to Professor Terence Tse from ESCP Europe Business School in London.

Created on: 29/04/2016 03:00

TUC says "Leaving the EU could put millions of people in the UK at increased risk of accidents or injuries in the workplace"

Much of the health & safety law in the UK is now underpinned by the EU, says the report. Almost two-thirds (63 percent) of new British health & safety regulations introduced between 1997-2009 originated in Europe (41 out of 65 laws).

Created on: 28/04/2016 08:00

Unite says Government "erosion of health and safety needs to be resisted"

Attempts by Tory ministers and unscrupulous bosses to dilute or circumvent health and safety legislation across the UK must be resisted when at least two people a week are killed in the workplace.

Created on: 28/04/2016 03:00

Employees don't want to talk about mental health issues

New research released reveals over a quarter (29 percent) of working Brits who have been diagnosed with or treated for a mental health related condition aren’t open about it in the workplace because they’re embarrassed.

Created on: 27/04/2016 08:00

The biggest barrier to getting a pay rise, fear of rejection

If you don’t ask you don’t get, yet the fear of being turned down (35 percent) is the biggest barrier to asking for a pay rise; 72 percent of UK employees have not asked for an increase in the past three years.

Created on: 27/04/2016 03:00

Sharp fall in number of City workers willing to leave the UK

The proportion of City workers who would consider a move abroad has fallen by around a fifth over the last year, from 79 percent to 61 percent, according to new research by recruitment firm Astbury Marsden.

Created on: 26/04/2016 08:00

Brits clock up £43bn worth of unpaid overtime every year

The latest research from the UK’s largest job board,, has calculated that Britain’s workforce clocks up £43bn worth of unpaid overtime every year.

Created on: 26/04/2016 03:00

VIDEO - Strategies for Success - PepsiCo UK Female Talent Development

Strategies for Success is a coaching and personal development programme designed specifically to accelerate and sustain the development of female talent.

Created on: 25/04/2016 08:00

Group Risk seriously underutilised

Calls for better utilisation of the benefits available within employers’ incumbent Group Risk protection policies to improve stress management. Article from Group Risk Development (GRiD)

Created on: 25/04/2016 03:00

Employers should take care when appointing volunteers

The number of UK based volunteers has increased dramatically, according to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). However, not adhering to specific terms and conditions in the appointment and management of volunteers could potentially be costly for businesses. Article by Tom Long, Legal Director - Shakespeare Martineau.

Created on: 24/04/2016 08:00