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Drone Delivery

Will drone deliveries ever take off?

Noises from a number of major logistics companies suggest drone deliveries are only a matter of years away.

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Spotlight on apprenticeships

The system of apprenticeships is being completely overhauled in England. The current system is being transformed and will be replaced by a system of ‘standards’.

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Guide to creating a strong password

Cyber-crime poses one of the biggest threats to businesses in the UK. An essential way to protect your data is ensuring your passwords are secure

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SME Cyber threat

Nine in ten UK SMEs failing to protect against cyber risk

Growing number of SMEs at risk to cyber crime with 90 percent having no cyber insurance in place

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Control of Silica Dust

Silica is a naturally occurring substance and is commonly found in most rocks, sand and clay.

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Woman hauliers

Why we need women to keep on trucking

The haulage industry is facing a recruitment crisis and desperately needs female drivers to ride to its rescue

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SMEs with growth plans fear exit from Europe

In the lead up to the EU referendum, the debate is focused on how a Brexit might affect big business and the wider economy

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Guide to managing reputational risk

Today, organisations are judged not simply on the quality of a product or service, but how they are managed, their financial performance and their ethical and social commitments

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Brexit issues facing haulage and logistics industry

Brexit: five issues for the road haulage and logistics industry to consider

It’s one of the most important decisions to face the country in a generation. The outcome could have far-reaching consequences for the road haulage industry.

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"And the award for the riskiest film goes to...."

Making a film or TV show comes with delays, complications and risks, just like any other project.

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Future of care

In 2012 the number of over 65’s in the UK surpassed 10 million for the first time.

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Ireland’s ‘Budget 2016’

New State Paternity Benefit being introduced in Ireland along with statutory paternity leave for fathers of children born from September 2016

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SME cybercrime

SME sector exposed to cybercrime

The SME sector is leaving itself wide open to serious crime risks according to new research from, risk management company, Aon Risk Solutions.

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National Living Wage – a reminder

A reminder that from April 2016, the government will introduce the new mandatory national living wage for workers age 25 and over, initially set at £7.20

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SME Confidence for next six months falls

Less than one in two small businesses have confident outlook for the next six months

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Small business leaders focused on the world, rather than risks closer to home

UK Small Business leaders are more concerned with the impact of market (61%) and political risks (63%) than managing the risks their business faces on a daily basis

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Cost of Care – Cap delayed until 2020

Following a letter from the Local Government Association, the government have postponed their plan to limit care costs for over-65’s and younger adults with disabilities until 2020.

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Cyber Liability

To understand your cyber risk, begin in the cloud.

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Costs involved in running a good care home

The market has contracted for smaller care homes, but it is still a great sector to set up in if you do your homework.

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Auto-enrolment minimum contribution timetable extended

The government has announced that the auto-enrolment minimum contribution timetable will be extended.

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Working grandparents will be able to share parental leave

The Chancellor has announced that he will extend shared parental leave and pay to working grandparents.

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Company fined over safety failings

A company was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after it was found that workers were being exposed to Respirable Crystalline Silica

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Employment intermediaries - restricting tax relief

The government is proposing to restrict tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses for workers engaged through an employment intermediary.

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Electronics changing commercial transport

7 ways electronics are changing commercial transport

Developments in electronics are revolutionising the transport industry, bringing greener vehicles and a reduction in driver stress

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