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Safety issues at Carillion’s Liverpool PFI contract published

Safety problems at one of Carillion’s PFI hospital contracts were known about nine months before an £845 million write down. Read More

Davis: UK will ‘continue to meet safety standards’ post-Brexit

David Davis has insisted Brexit will not lead to worse health and safety standards or plunge the UK into “a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction". Read More

IOSH: Employers have ‘fundamental duty’ to ensure health and safety

Responding to the government's Good Work plan, IOSH has made a series of recommendations. Read More

Government moves to protect gig economy worker rights

The Government has promised to strengthen the rights of millions of flexible workers in the gig economy. Read More

MP calls for written submissions to working at height inquiry

Chair of the all-party parliamentary group on working at height has ‘urged’ businesses to engage with its inquiry. Read More

One in four Fife schools do not have smoke detectors fitted

A Green Party MSP has warned one in four schools in Fife do not have smoke detectors fitted. Read More

A quarter of civil service staff absences due to mental ill-heath

More than a quarter of staff absences in the civil service are due to mental ill-health, new figures have revealed. Read More

Carillion crisis: Government seeks to reassure outsourcing sector

The government has moved to downplay reports it is monitoring other outsourcing firms and said it does not believe any of its other suppliers are in a “comparable position” to Carillion. Read More

Carillion crisis: tens of thousands of jobs at risk

Tens of thousands of jobs could be at risk in the construction industry, including many in the health and safety sector, following the collapse of Carillion. Read More

Sarah Newton appointed new minister for health and safety at work

Sarah Newton, Conservative MP for Truro and Falmouth since May 2010, has been appointed as the new health and safety minister following Penny Mordaunt’s move as part of a recent government reshuffle. Read More



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