Category Archives: Commercial

20 Apr

Cyber risks and liability: learning to use the Internet of Things

There are more digitally connected devices than there are people on the planet. These immense networks are capable of supporting an array of applications—from the mundane to the sophisticated—and can help propel economic opportunities. This vast interconnected system of devices, vehicles and even entire buildings are all part of the Internet of Things (IoT). Despite

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06 Apr

Driverless lorries to be trialled in the UK

As a part of the 2016 Budget, the government has announced its plans to launch ‘lorry platooning’ trails by the end of 2017. The lorry platooning technology enables up to 10 drone lorries to be computer operated, which allow them to be linked together and piloted remotely by a driver in the lead lorry. In

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31 Mar

Health & Safety – Testing Electrical Equipment

Electrical testing is a critical maintenance task that ensures that key equipment and systems in your business are operating efficiently year-round. Specifically, electrical testing may be carried out for several reasons, such as: • Quality assurance tests on electrical components • Diagnostic testing • Fault finding on electrical plants • Routine safety checks There are also legal requirements around

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24 Mar

2016 Budget Key Numbers and Highlights

On 16th March 2016, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his 2016 Budget to Parliament, the second as part of a full Conservative government. He characterised the measures as a budget that puts ‘the next generation first’, and took the opportunity to express his view that ‘Britain will be stronger, safer and better off’

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17 Mar

Health & Safety at Work – using DSE

Common features of many workstations are laptops, touch-screens or other similar electronic devices that are equipped with some form of a display screen. However, if your workstation is improperly organised, these devices could cause you to develop upper limb disorders as well as fatigue and eye strain. While most of these conditions are not considered

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04 Mar

Top 4 Business Challenges for 2016

UK businesses may face a slew of challenges in 2016—from compliance to political shake-ups, businesses will need to be prepared to stay successful. The following four topics are some of the biggest challenges facing businesses of all sizes this year: 1. National Living Wage (NLW): Beginning in April, workers over the age of 25 will be

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Fraud
26 Feb

Common applications may expose companies to data breaches

It may seem that common applications such as Word and Excel are intuitive enough not to generate a data breach by inadvertently hiding sensitive data. Yet, the government’s 2015 Information Breaches Survey revealed that 50 per cent of all data breaches were caused by inadvertent human errors. Each of these breaches cost those companies, on

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19 Feb

Are you ready for the changes in the energy act?

On 1st April 2016, the first phase of the new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES), found within The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, will come into force for England and Wales. The regulations are part of the government’s strategy to improve the energy efficiency of rented commercial and residential buildings.

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12 Feb

Social media – liabilities and risks

The Internet is full of legal concerns and social media is no exception. Even if your company does not participate in social media, your employees undoubtedly use it on their own time, creating potential liabilities. For companies that do engage in social media, various risks should be considered—from who owns a Twitter handle and followers

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04 Feb

9 tips for staying focused on the road

According to Brake, the road safety charity, an estimated 22% of crashes could be caused, at least in part, by driver distraction. Distracted driving can have dangerous consequences. It is a particular risk when you drive a lot for your job as focusing on your mobile and work interruptions mean a decreased awareness of surrounding traffic, a sense of

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