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Should the UK follow New Zealand’s example and add paid leave for domestic violence victims to the Domestic Abuse Bill?

New Zealand, United Kingdom - August 1 2018 New Zealand, perhaps surprisingly, has the highest rate of domestic violence in the world. To combat this, a new policy has been introduced that...


Legal maximum working temperature?

United Kingdom - August 1 2018 Britain’s most recent heatwave has resurrected the idea of having a legal maximum working temperature. Where work is performed in buildings without...


2020 women on board target - FTSE 350 companies urged by the government to step up

United Kingdom - June 28 2018 The target, as set by the Hampton-Alexander Review, is for 33 per cent of FTSE board positions to be held by women by the end of 2020. Yesterday BEIS...


Business schools and the new apprenticeship levy

United Kingdom - May 10 2018 We have previously blogged on whether the levy, now having been in force for a year, has worked. Our view is that it has not been as successful as it...


Zero hours contracts on the rise

United Kingdom - May 9 2018 This time last year zero hours contracts were in the news because the fast food giant McDonald’s offered employment contracts containing fixed hours...