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Risk Digest: IKEA’s New Partnership with the Big Clean Switch + More

IKEA are convincing customers to go green with a new partnership with the Big Clean Switch, IOSH are backing a campaign to eradicate all work-related injuries and illnesses, Theresa May and 11 Senior ministers have spoken about the UK’s approach to Brexit and more!

Information Security

Sam Curry, CSO at Cybereason, deciphers what marketing hyperbole actually means when it comes to cybersecurity.” Read the full article here.

 

 

“techUK warns regulatory divergence from the European Union on data protection would make it more difficult for Britain to lead Europe’s IT sector” Read the full article here.


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Health & Safety

“The world’s leading professional safety and health body is backing a campaign to eradicate all work-related injuries and illnesses.” Read the full article here.

“The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 1192-6, a detailed guide on how construction project teams should integrate and share health and safety information when using collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) techniques.” Read the full article here.


Food Safety

Food 

“Fried chicken fast food chain KFC has closed more than half of its 900 UK outlets, after delivery problems led to a shortage of chicken.” Read the full article here.

 

“From abandoned warehouses to underground bomb shelters, agriculture is finding innovative ways to grow crops all year round in cities with no green spaces” Read the full article here.


Environment

“Environment Agency Chair, Emma Howard Boyd has called on water companies and farmers to cut the amount of pollution incidents harming England’s waters and for penalties to be made tougher, as the EA publishes The State of the Environment: Water Quality report.” Read the full article here.

 

“For the third time, the UK government has been slammed by the courts for failing to produce an adequate plan to tackle the growing problem of air pollution, in a landmark judgment that will force ministers back to the drawing board in their efforts to clean up dirty urban air.” Read the full article here.


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Energy

“Furniture giant IKEA is to help its customers go green and save money through a new partnership with the Big Clean Switch.” Read the full article here.

 

 

“A small energy company has launched a new tariff that will potentially pay customers to use its electricity when demand is low.” Read the full article here.


Mental Health

Wellbeing

“British Safety Council says our understanding of changing risks to health, safety and wellbeing needs to improve, in a new report about the future of work” Read the full article here.

“The Attorney General’s Office (AGO), which provides legal advice and support to the government’s law officers, has pledged to look after the mental, emotional, social and physical health of its staff. The commitment appears in its first ‘wellbeing statement’, published at what the treasury solicitor has described as an ‘exceptionally busy and challenging time’.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“London-based transit app Citymapper is today launching Smart Ride, a hybrid bus and taxi service that will take riders around a fixed network in the capital.” Read the full article here.

 

“By the time Samsung’s Unpacked event for the Galaxy S9 rolls around, there will be very little (if anything) left to the imagination. We know what it’ll look like, what the specs are, and even have a good idea of the release date.” Read the full article here.


Finance

“The UK economy expanded by less than previously thought in the last three months of 2017, official figures say.” Read the full article here.

 

“The UK financial services regulator is working with a US counterpart to support financial technology (fintech) companies attempting to break into their respective markets.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Theresa May and 11 senior ministers have been thrashing out the UK’s approach to Brexit in an eight-hour discussion at the PM’s country retreat” Read the full article here.

 

“The current EU withdrawal bill will “substantially reduce human rights in the UK” and members of the British public “don’t even know”, Amnesty International has warned in its latest annual report.” Read the full article here.


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The Lighter Side     

“A corgi and his trusty pony pal may become the next biggest circus act in America.” Read the full article here.

 

“there are apparently loads of rubbish on the moon’s surface, and some golf balls.” Read the full article here.


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