Opinion

    Layla Moran MP

    Long Covid: employers need guidelines on managing its impact on affected workers

    When I wrote for this publication last July, the number of people living with Long Covid had reached one million, a grim milestone.

    By Layla Moran MP on 29 July 2022

    Bruce Craig

    Offshore oil & gas and shipping: a complex legal picture

    Although in recent years there has been a movement towards renewable energy, the UK continues to rely heavily on the North Sea offshore oil and gas industry to meet its energy needs. It is therefore fair to say that rumours of the demise of offshore oil and gas are greatly exaggerated.

    By Bruce Craig, Pinsent Masons on 22 July 2022

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    England still lagging behind on fire safety in residential blocks

    June 28th was anxiously awaited by millions of leaseholders across the country. It marked the date at which the protections in the Building Safety Act came into force, past which no leaseholder (in a building above 11 metres) could be given a bill to replace the flammable cladding on their building.

    By Lucy Brown, UK Cladding Action Group on 13 July 2022

    Andrew Bulmer, CEO Of The Property Institute HR

    Managing fire safety in high-risk residential buildings: the challenges ahead

    Last month, the industry marked five years since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, remembering the 72 people who lost their lives, those who were injured, and their families and friends, and reflecting on the impact the disaster has had on the local community and residents in high-rise buildings across the country.

    By on 13 July 2022

    Ruth Jones Mp

    A new Clean Air Act is needed to protect people from air pollution

    There are many responsibilities on government and on Parliamentarians and one of the most important, if not the most important, is to protect the environment and preserve our world. That’s why Labour declared a climate emergency and that’s why we want Tory ministers to act and act now.

    By Ruth Jones MP on 13 July 2022

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    Safety is not a political football – so please don’t kick it!

    Safety is in the news again and, unfortunately, not always for the right reasons.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 05 July 2022

    Bruce Craig Bw

    Offshore wind turbines: managing the safety risks

    As we strive to move from reliance on fossil fuels to renewable energy, one area of crucial importance will be wind power – both onshore and offshore. However, there are some important health and safety factors and risks that must be taken into account and carefully managed by those constructing, operating and maintaining offshore wind turbines and farms.

    By Bruce Craig, Pinsent Masons on 10 June 2022

    Alex Sobel MP Credit UK Parliament

    It’s time to act on Net Zero

    The need to act on climate change is all the more urgent as the gas and economic crises take hold. If we are to deliver the UK government’s 2050 Net Zero target we also need to radically change our behaviour, systems, processes and lifestyles.

    By Alex Sobel MP on 10 June 2022

    Samantha Peters (2)

    What’s in a friend?

    So, here we are at the end of a long, hard, painful journey. Life’s returning to normal. But will we bounce back?

    By Dr Samantha Peters, Being Well Together Committee on 26 July 2022