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Health and safety law poster – what you need to know

Date: Friday 29 July 2022

The HSE's poster explains British health and safety laws and lists what workers and their employers should do. If you employ anyone, you must either: • display the health and safety law poster where y…

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Parents whose babies require neonatal care to receive paid leave under new law backed by government

Date: Monday 18 July 2022

Thousands of parents whose babies require specialist care after birth will be able to take additional paid time off work, under new legislation backed by the government. A baby who is born prematurely…

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Temperature in the workplace: working safely in hot conditions

Date: Friday 15 July 2022

In offices or similar environments, the temperature in workplaces must be reasonable. There's no law for maximum working temperature, or when it's too hot to work. Employers must stick to health and s…

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Lawgistics Legal Updates: Change management

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

“The only constant in life is change.” – Heraclitus of Ephesus The same can be said of business, though some employees will resist change, and the challenge for a business is how to effectively implem…

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Webinar explaining how PPE Regulations have changed

Date: Monday 11 July 2022

On 6 April 2022 the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) came into force. They amend the 1992 Regulations (PPER 1992), and extend employers’ and employees’ du…

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Introducing BenWell – a new wellbeing platform designed for the automotive community

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

To mark the beginning of World Wellbeing Week, Ben, the automotive industry charity, is proud to announce the nationwide launch of BenWell – its pioneering new wellbeing platform, developed specifical…

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Latest advice from Lawgistics

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

The federation's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, has recently issued advice on three subjects which should be of interest to IAAF members. Image use without permissionTo be entitled to use the im…

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From sick notes to fit notes

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

From April 2022, a new form of sick note was introduced entitled the statement of fitness for work or “fit note”. Unlike the previous sick notes, fit notes do not require a doctor’s signature in wet i…

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Can a notice to terminate employment be withdrawn?

Date: Thursday 30 June 2022

Occasionally, an employer may come across circumstances when previously served notice to terminate employment, for whatever reason, may need to be withdrawn before termination becomes effective. In th…

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It’s time to rise and shine for Ben’s Big Breakfast!

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Following the huge success of last year’s Big Breakfast event, Ben, the automotive industry charity, is bringing the nationwide fundraising initiative back for 2022, aiming to raise even more life-sav…

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Is it time you had your own MOT?

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022

During Men’s Health Week and Ben, the automotive industry charity, has been encouraging everyone in the automotive community, (not just the guys), to take an MOT test. Not for their vehicle, but a per…

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It’s ‘Conversation Week’ and Ben announces new UK roadshow – ‘Ben on the Road’

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

This week is National Conversation Week here in the UK – an opportunity to pause and take some time to connect with our family, friends and colleagues. To mark the occasion, Ben, the automotive indust…

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Exol Lubricants and Chemodex join forces with Taylors Transport for British Truck Racing Championship

Date: Friday 27 May 2022

Exol Lubricants and one of its distributors Chemodex are sponsoring Taylors Transport Racing in the new season of the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC). Taylors Transport Racing is headed up by…

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Managing stress: tips and advice from Ben

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Ben's recent health & wellbeing survey showed that stress is the most common issue affecting automotive people. Not only that, the survey also highlighted that stress at work is higher for automot…

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Advice from Lawgistics: Pandemic impact on annual leave entitlement

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

The change in March 2020 allowed for four weeks of annual leave to be carried over. So, as a reminder, any carried over leave must be used in 2022! In previous legal updates, Lawgistics have advised a…

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COVID-19 restrictions are being replaced by public health advice

Date: Wednesday 13 April 2022

COVID-19 will remain a public health issue and guidance for workplaces is being replaced with public health advice. You can check the latest position and timescales for the nation you are working in: …

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PPE at work regulations have changed

Date: Monday 11 April 2022

The new Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (PPER 2022) have now come into force. They amend the 1992 Regulations (PPER 1992). Under PPER 2022, the types of duties and r…

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Overcoming the current talent crises with the right technology

Date: Thursday 07 April 2022

Like many industries, the independent automotive aftermarket industry has faced a growing talent shortage that is compounding year-on-year, with an ageing workforce and tight supply of younger skilled…

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Advice from Lawgistics: The current legislation regarding pre-employment checks on foreign recruits is due to change from 6 April 2022

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have highlighted upcoming changes to the legislation on pre-employment checks on foreign recruits. As an employer, you are obligated to ensure you only …

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Having trouble sleeping? advice and support from Ben

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022

If you’re struggling with sleep, it would seem you’re not the only one! According to Ben's recent health and wellbeing survey, 1 in 2 automotive people have been affected by poor sleep. It’s recommend…

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Health and Social Care – National Insurance contribution uplift

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

HMRC is requesting the assistance of businesses to help employees understand that the increased National Insurance contribution of 1.25 percentage points from 6 April 2022 is helping fund the NHS, hea…

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Worried about the rising cost of living? Some advice and support from Ben

Date: Monday 28 February 2022

Worrying about money has probably affected us all at one time or another, but with living costs rising at their fastest rate for 30 years it’s affecting more people than ever right now. Whether that's…

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Living with covid strategy published

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

The Prime Minister has now announced the new ‘Living with covid’ strategy. The government aims to manage COVID-19 like other respiratory illnesses, and will remove most domestic restrictions in Englan…

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Final claims for the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme

Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022

The Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme will close on 17 March 2022. Businesses have until 24 March 2022 to submit any new claims for absence periods up to 17 March 2022, or to amend claims already submi…

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New HMRC Advisory Fuel Rates from 1 March 2022 published

Date: Monday 21 February 2022

HMRC has published new Advisory Fuel Rates (AFRs) effective from Tuesday (March 1) for company car drivers claiming back fuel costs from their employer. Petrol and diesel pence per mile (PPM) rates fo…

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“Automotive aftermarket experiencing unprecedented levels of new roles” says Glen Callum Associates

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

Glen Callum Associates (GCA) is enjoying the increased number of job roles that follow a downturn but is warning that the boom from the pandemic doesn’t come without challenges for companies looking t…

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Make sure you are working safely with display screen equipment

Date: Friday 18 February 2022

All employers must protect workers from the health risks of working with display screen equipment (DSE). The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) provides guidance featuring a step-by-step guide to wor…

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Support from HMRC: SSP

Date: Friday 21 January 2022

HMRC has recently advised that the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate (SSPR) service is now open. Your business could be eligible for support if you employed fewer than 250 employees on 30 November 2021, and y…

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Covid restrictions lifted in England

Date: Friday 21 January 2022

The Prime Minister has announced that plan B restrictions are to be lifted in England. With immediate effect, the government is no longer requiring people to work from home if they can. Employers shou…

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Ben launches self-referral to free Life Coaching service for automotive community

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

While yesterday may have been Blue Monday, Ben, the automotive industry charity, has announced news to brighten the day of those wishing to kick start the new year! Ben is proud to announce that it is…

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COVID-19 and the workplace FAQs

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

The rules regarding COVID-19 can be confusing for many, particularly with new rules being announced regularly, so Lawgistics have provided a list of answers to some frequently asked questions regardin…

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Managing home workers’ Health and Safety: advice from Lawgistics

Date: Tuesday 18 January 2022

The Government has again said that (where possible) people should work from home. Consequently, the HSE have again reminded us that Employers have the same health and safety responsibilities for those…

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Ben launches new website to improve support for automotive community

Date: Thursday 13 January 2022

Ben, the automotive industry charity, is proud to announce the launch of its new website for 2022 – www.ben.org.uk - designed to offer quick and easy access to essential self-help tools and resources …

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A Christmas party – It’s all fun and games until…

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Christmas work parties – they can be either eventful… or not.  But, the Scrooge at Christmas needs to remind you there is still a risk of vicarious liability at any work social event. Lawgistics, the …

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HSE spot checks – business support on work-related stress

Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

Questions on work-related stress form part of HSE’s COVID spot check programme as they support businesses to work safely. The spot check programme ensures business are working safely and continuing to…

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Automotive charity Ben announces partnership with wellbeing experts Wellonomics

Date: Thursday 02 December 2021

Past and present automotive industry workers will be given expert help to tackle everyday issues such as poor sleep, low mood and job worries through a digital platform specially developed to support …

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Legal Update: COVID-19 Employment Tribunals

Date: Thursday 25 November 2021

Lawgistics, the IAAF's legal helpline provider, has highlighted two contrasting cases which have been brought to an employment tribunal in respect of concerns about COVID-19. There are now a number of…

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UK confirms pledge for zero-emission HGVs by 2040 and unveils new chargepoint design

Date: Friday 12 November 2021

All new heavy goods vehicles in the UK will be zero-emission by 2040, the UK government has confirmed. This, combined with the UK’s 2030 phase out for petrol and diesel cars and vans, represents a wor…

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Farewell to furlough

Date: Friday 01 October 2021

The IAAF's legal helpline provider, Lawgistics, have produced some guiddance for employers on their responsibilities following the end of the furlough scheme on 30th September 2021. An employer is abl…

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Ben launches new SilverCloud programmes for younger people

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021

Automotive charity Ben is launching a new range of programmes on SilverCloud, its digital mental health and wellbeing platform, that are specially tailored to help younger automotive people aged 16 ye…

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Millions to be empowered by government plans to strengthen day-one employment rights and increase productivity of businesses

Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Every employee in Great Britain will be given the right to request flexible working – regardless of time served – under government plans to modernise the way we work. Under the plans – delivering on a…

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Government's Covid Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021

The Prime Minister has now set out the government’s plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter of 2021. Ventilation is an important and effective mitigation to stop the spread of Covid, and bus…

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Tax changes for Health and Social Care

Date: Friday 10 September 2021

The government has recently announced tax changes to fund £12 billion a year to be spent on the NHS and social care across the UK. National Insurance contributions (NICs) will increase by 1.25% for on…

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Changes to self-isolation rules and increasing vaccine take-up

Date: Thursday 19 August 2021

From Monday 16 August, people who have received two doses of a covid vaccine or who are aged under 18 are now no longer legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a …

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Additional bank holiday for 2022

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Lawgistics have recently issued a reminder about the extra public holiday on 3rd June 2022 which will result in a four-day bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Spring Bank Ho…

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Ben's Big Breakfast

Date: Thursday 05 August 2021

Don’t miss out on a slice of the action 🍞 - join Ben between 4th-10th October to celebrate Ben’s Big Breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Ben is cereally 🥣 eggcited 🥚 about bacon 🥓 a dif…

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Working from home or away – benefits explained

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

For businesses that have employees working from home or from more than one workplace, HMRC are running live webinars which will give more information on paying expenses and providing benefits in kind.…

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New posters for businesses to display to remind staff and customers of continuing covid actions

Date: Friday 30 July 2021

Now that the government has lifted all restrictions under step 4 of the roadmap, businesses are being reminded to remove any outdated covid-secure posters they may still have on display. Updated workp…

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New Working Safely guidance has now been published

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

To support businesses and the self-employed to continue to work safely during the pandemic as England moves to Step 4, the Government has published updated Working Safely guidance. The guidance cover …

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Changes to right to work checks from 1 July

Date: Thursday 22 July 2021

Following the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme, the process for completing right-to-work checks on EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens has now changed. Employers can no longer accept EU p…

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