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Risk Digest: Risks When Working in Cold Workplaces + More

Risks to look out for in cold workplaces, university students have been conned out of over £100,000 over the past few years, a new scheme to improve diversity in the tech workforce and more.

Information Security

“British think tanks are being repeatedly target by Chinese hacking groups, Crowdstrike warns” Read the full article here.

 

“UK university students have been conned out of over £100,000 over the past couple of years by Student Loans Company scammers, according to new research from Cyber Risk Aware.” Read the full article here.


Health & Safety

“From a building site in the middle of winter to a cold storage facility in the food industry, work can sometimes be a chilly business.” Read the full article here.

“Seven industry working groups are working towards submitting recommendations to shape the final report from Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of fire safety and building regulations.” Read the full article here.


Food 

“When it comes to wacky food combinations, you might think you’ve seen it all before. As it turns out, there’s much more to eccentric flavour pairings than late-night fridge raids and haphazard drunken feasts.” Read the full article here.

 

“A top chef has had enough of customers failing to show up to their reservations – and is now implementing a penalty fine to discourage the habit.” Read the full article here.


Environment

“As the UK and the wider European continent shivers, the Arctic has witnessed some spectacularly high temperatures in recent days, some 30 degrees above average in places.” Read the full article here.

 

“Over half of diesel cars recently approved for sale in Europe are emitting pollutants far above current legal air pollution limits, despite being marketed as the “cleanest in history”.” Read the full article here.


Energy

“The richest households should pay £410 a year more towards supporting energy subsidies for wind farms, solar rooftops and home insulation schemes, government-funded researchers have urged.” Read the full article here.

 

“If ever we needed a reason to get our energy bills in order a week of Siberian weather is surely it.” Read the full article here.


Wellbeing

“If the workforce of the future is more mobile and less office-based, how can employers maintain their duty of care for their staff?” Read the full article here.

 

“The Duke of Cambridge will launch a mental health website and online training project aimed at supporting wellbeing in the workplace.” Read the full article here.


Tech

“A new scheme backed by Bloomberg, Google and Amazon aims to improve diversity in the tech workforce” Read the full article here.

 

“Leon Ifayemi, co-founder of PropTech startup SPCE, which was shortlisted for UKTN’s Elevator Pitch LIVE 2017 and has so far raised more than £280,000 in funding, shares his top advice to help fellow tech entrepreneurs decide on a suitable funding route for their business.” Read the full article here.


Financial Conduct

Finance

“Bitcoin has finally arrived back at the $11,000 mark after a week of straddling $10,000. However, one analyst has predicted another correction, alongside a world stock market ‘hammering’.” Read the full article here.

 

“Britain’s High Streets are in crisis. This week toy store chain Toys r Us collapsed into administration, along with the electronics retailer Maplin.” Read the full article here.


Brexit

“Prime Minister Theresa May will set out five “tests” for a future UK-EU deal and pledge to “bring our country together” in a major speech on Friday.” Read the full article here.

 

“The UK government is expected to mount an immediate legal challenge at the supreme court if the Scottish parliament votes for its own emergency powers over Brexit.” Read the full article here.


The Lighter Side     

“Storm Emma has been wreaking havoc across the country leaving people stranded for hours on motorways and trains.  But these guys seem to have made the best of a bad situation after getting stuck on a train for more than 10 hours.” Read the full article here.

 

“A group of sailors were boating across the waters of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico when a hungry sea lion hitched a ride on the back of their boat.” Read the full article here.


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