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Still time to claim Government support if you have been affected by the recent floods

The Government has provided help for businesses and householders that have been affected by the exceptional flooding that started in December 2013.  There is still time to claim assistance.  For details of the schemes available in England (some have UK coverage) please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flood-support-schemes-funding-available-from-central-government.  In addition to this there is more generic advice o ...

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Do you know your duties with respect to your lone workers?

The Forum's adviser on health and safety, Martin Mulholland provides some useful advice on issues employers should consider in relation to their lone workers. There are many scenarios in which your workers may find themselves working alone. Lone working can be more, or less, hazardous depending on the type of work being undertaken and its location. You may think that lone worker hazards are purely safety-related but there are health issues as ...

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Tips on tackling stress in the workplace

Jo Eccles, business adviser at The Forum of Private Business, highlights the importance of considering the impact of workplace stress, and outlines some practical steps a business owner can take to consider the mental well being of their employees. The positive signs of recovery are not just welcome news for the business owners but also for many employees, as work for many the past few years may have felt more like an emotional roller coaster. ...

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