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  • Back to frontFMs need to be aware of front-end and back-end GDPR compliance, says Ian Osborne. 05 August 2019
  • End modern slaveryModern slavery is especially worrying in the waste management sector, says Lyn Dario. 08 May 2019
  • Brexit-ready contractsOrganisations need to consider how Brexit might affect existing contracts as well as those that come into force after an exit deal is made, says Lindsay Ellis. 07 May 2019
  • Watch your wasteKnowing the relevant waste legislation will keep you on the right side of the law when disposing of it, says Jason Mohr. 07 May 2019
  • Division of assetsSoaring divorce rates create uncertainty for family-run companies but there are ways to guarantee business as usual, says Mark Buttery. 04 March 2019
  • Streamlined energyThe Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations come into force in April 2019 and FMs need to be prepared, says Jamie Tabord. 09 January 2019
  • National Minimum Wage requires careful handlingThe National Minimum Wage will increase to £8.21 from April 2019, but many businesses fail to understand the complexity of compliance, says James Pike. 07 January 2019
  • Pain ahead for energy buyersMichael Dent explains why third party energy charges are piling on the pressure for FMs. 09 April 2018
  • Understanding competenceWith the Health and Safety Executive applying larger fines linked to prosecutions for workplace injuries, FMs have a duty to ensure individuals carrying out work at height are suitably competent. John Hynes explains. 06 June 2017
  • Wiring regs review to focus on environmental impactAt present, the IET Wiring Regulations otherwise known as BS 7671 only take steps to safeguard against fire and electric shock. These regulations are now under full review, says the ECA's Bill Wright. 06 June 2017
  • Contaminated land: what FMs need to knowLand remediation expert Henry Simpson looks at the risks posed by land contamination from industrial uses past and present, and outlines the regulations that FMs should consider when dealing with such sites. 11 April 2017
  • Using big data to deliver strategic energy savingsAre we blinded by an abundance of energy data? Perhaps we are, given that (evidence suggests) all too often we are not actually using it, says Paul Bennett, of building services sustainability and environmental consultancy BSSEC. 13 March 2017
  • New tax policies make the case for green vehicle technologyWith the exception certain low emission vehicles, tax and national insurance advantages will be removed for salary sacrifice vehicles delivered after April 2017. What does this mean for FMs in charge of a fleet of vehicles? Chris Chandler of Lex Autolease explains. 15 February 2017
  • Heat network regulationsChanges to the Heat Network regulations came into force at the end of 2016. Nathan Bradberry, a senior associate at law firm Bevan Brittan, explains the changes, and its implications for those involved 09 January 2017
  • EU GDPR in a Brexit worldAs the UK prepares to push ahead with leaving the European Union in 2017, businesses are being told to think twice before cancelling or delaying preparations for the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Here, John Culkin of Crown Records Management explains why the new EU law will still be of great importance here in the UK. 09 January 2017
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