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11 Mar 2014 10:15AM
Figures released last week revealed that waste crime is costing the UK economy up to £808m a year. The new report by the Environmental Services Association Education Trust (ESAET), found that the costs of illegal waste sites, tax evasion by waste operators deliberately misclassifying waste to avoid higher rates of landfill tax, and the clean-up costs of fly-tipping equate to more than half a billion pounds a year. According to the report, ‘Waste Crime: Tackling Britain’s Dirty Secret’, commissioned by the ESAET and conducted by Eunomia, waste crimes are now “widespread and endemic”. Comm...
4 Mar 2014 12:25PM
"That’s the way we've always done it." If you're trying to show employees how to take advantage of new technology, you've no doubt heard this phrase once or twice. Although it's a common human trait to get comfortable with a work routine and resist change, change is necessary to increase productivity and be able to compete in the global marketplace. New innovations in technology can also help to keep employees safe at work. So how do you know when it's time to invest in new technology? Knowing when to invest in new machinery can be a challenge for those who manage manufactu...
4 Mar 2014 11:36AM
The seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week 2014 takes place between 3 and 7 March, with the intention of highlighting the appeal of apprenticeships to both employers and workers. According to research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), apprentices delivered around £1.8bn of net economic benefits to UK organisations last year, suggesting a significant return on their investment, with economic output often exceeding average wage and training costs. These findings are further validated by recent research from The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, in whic...Click here to read more blogs
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|5.||TUPE - summary of the changes made 2014||Blog post|
|6.||Climate Week 2014 – do your bit!||Blog post|
|7.||Employment law changes 2014 - timeline of what to expect||Blog post|
|8.||LinkedIn: Protecting confidential information||Feature|
|9.||How much is waste crime costing you?||Blog post|
|10.||Mobile phones at work||Guide|
|1.||How much is waste crime costing you?||Blog post|
|2.||How to introduce new industrial technologies to employees||Blog post|
|3.||You’re hired: are apprenticeships good for business?||Blog post|
|4.||Climate Week 2014 – do your bit!||Blog post|
|5.||Why innovation...?||WPL TV news|
|6.||Big Energy Saving Week should get businesses thinking about their energy usage||Blog post|
|7.||The rewards of awards||Blog post|
|8.||Integrating environmental skills and knowledge into your workplace||Feature|
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|10.||GM: food for thought||Blog post|