Wage Costs Likely to Increase

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With many employers struggling to cope with reduced revenue and often static costs, news of increases in wage costs will raise tensions. Two upward pressures are changes from April 2021 to the age ranges for the national minimum pay rates and the increase from November 2020 of the voluntary Living Wage. The National Minimum Wage […]

Is Redundancy Your Only Option?

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Hard decisions have to be made currently by senior managers to keep their organisation going. Making staff redundant may seem the obvious way to save money which for some may be the only viable course due to cash flow issues. However, others may be able to explore additional options that will serve their organisation better […]

Confused Re Furlough of Staff?

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Guidance for managers and staff on being placed on furlough can be confusing especially when you are worried about what to do for the best. There are several sources of help though to help you consider your options. In this post, I shall outline some sources of help. In a later post, I shall discuss […]

Driverless Cars – Safety Failures

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In a recent report the US National Transportation Safety Board outlined its conclusions regarding another fatal crash involving a ‘driverless car’. The vehicle had its cruise control set to 75 mph but was travelling slower at first as another vehicle was in front. At some point, the driverless car veered to the left and when […]

Driverless Car or Lax Driver?

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Unsafe Drivers and Cars The report on a fatal crash in March 2018, in the USA, involving a vehicle with an automated driving system has now been published. The likely causes appear to be a combination of inattention by the backup driver, inappropriate actions of the automatic driving system and inadequate safety policies of the […]

Driverless = Discretionless Vehicle

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Those in favour of driverless cars state that they will lead to a lower death rate on our roads. Driverless cars will need to be equipped with a lot of advanced technology to travel on public roads. A key question is whether the programming of driving aids will be effective to both detect what is […]