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By the time we hit the middle of this century most of our energy is expected to be sourced directly from the sun. Could this be known as the dawn of the solar age?
We should expect solar energy to trump fossil fuels, wind energy, hydro energy and nuclear energy.
Heightening awareness of climate change has encouraged solar energy to eclipse the progress of its electric predecessor. When we consider that electricity took around a hundred years to become widely available, solar domination …Read more
Building design is being mooted as the 'next big thing' to significantly improve productivity of office workers, a new report has found.
But many businesses are being more proactive in their quest to ensure that staff are as healthy as they can be by introducing lunch-time fitness classes; healthier food options or encouragement to take a walk during breaks.
However, a new study has found overwhelming evidence suggesting that the solution may be found in-house.
Linking office …Read more
Barely a week goes by without hearing of some sort of cyber hack; whether that’s private photographs, emails, payment fraud or a bogus social update. It would seem that cyberspace has become quite the playground for cyber criminals and fraudsters.
Where does this leave businesses
Any size business requires an online presence with many also requiring a pay-online option in order to remain competitive within their fields. Consumers are more likely to engage with businesses that have an …Read more
An illegal worker has successfully sued her employer in a landmark case, but how does this impact you?
In this post, we set out the legal obligations of those who chose to employ illegal workers and the rights of the illegal workers themselves.
Can an illegal worker claim for discrimination by the employer?
Under usual circumstances, illegal workers would not have the right to make a tribunal claim about their contractual and statutory employment rights. This is because it will conflict …Read more
Despite the greater rise in construction projects, the financial position for many contractors remains weak. According to a new study, supply and demand for subcontractors and labour are still a year off.
The report “Construction Barometer: Recovery in Sight?” published by KPMG analyses the largest UK construction contractors in relation to the operating margins and cash balances from 2007 to 2013.
Cash propositions and margins are not sustainable
The detailed analysis revealed …Read more