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Risk-Assessing the Uncontrollable

07 Oct 2020

The HSE has just announced that it will be conducting its latest round of construction site inspections throughout October. They are focussing on various issues, most notably how sites are dealing with exposure to dust (in all its forms). Construction workers are disproportionately more likely to…

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Do your payment terms need to be revisited?

06 Oct 2020

Do you know what the payment provisions are within your contract? How do you ensure that you comply with the timeframes? Are your payment terms compliant with the Scheme for Construction Contracts? A recent Technology and Construction Court decision in the matter of Rochford Construction…

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CJRS update: Job Retention Bonus

06 Oct 2020

The Job Retention Bonus aims to reduce the scope for compulsory redundancies by rewarding employers who retain their furloughed employees. The bonus is a fixed £1,000 one-off taxable payment, payable to the employer, for each eligible employee that was furloughed and kept continuously employed…

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Plot Sales

12 Aug 2020

The number of new homes being built each year in the UK continues to rise. According to NHBC's annual new homes statistics, this has risen by more than 80% over the last decade and in 2019 alone, 161,022 homes were registered with NHBC. At Forbes Solicitors we have a specialist team in our…

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The HSE have published the annual fatality statistics for 2019/2020

13 Jul 2020

On the 1st July 2020, the HSE released the annual figures for 2019/20 for workplace fatal injuries reportable under RIDDOR and falling within their jurisdiction as enforcement authority. The figures as yet are provisional and will be finalised in July 2021. What are the Key trends shown by the…

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Effective Risk Assessing Post-COVID

03 Jul 2020

Coronablindness (Noun) "To become blind to previously obvious matters as a result of a temporary impairment of the mind caused by a global pandemic, mass lockdown and/or over-indulgence in alcoholic beverages during said periods". Usage "Sorry I forgot to put apply the…

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Signing deeds during COVID-19 - Virtual execution and e-signatures

02 Jul 2020

Since working from home has become "the new norm", we've been asked to consider whether the use of digital transaction platforms and e-signatures is appropriate for executing deeds. In addition, whilst social distancing continues, can witnessing of signatures be done remotely? On 18…

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