Regulation update: Protected conversations

In November 2011 David Cameron announced a consultation for the idea of ‘protected conversations’ in the workplace. The aim is to make it easier for employers to manage difficult employment issues with less risk of a tribunal claim. Chris Coopey, head of manufacturing group at accountancy association MHA and partner for Carpenter Box LLP, explains.

Big bang diary

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

Following the Big Bang Fair at the Birmingham NEC in March, Paul Jackson, CEO of EngineeringUK and The Big Bang Education CIC, looks back on the event to consider the impact it made on its young audience.

Leader: watch your waste

Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by

In this column, Steve Lee, chief executive at the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) provides a whistlestop tour of the main legislation relating to commercial and industrial waste.