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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

Scottish High Street Suffering – Then Let’s Rethink the Plan….

The Scottish Retail Consortium recently reported that almost one in ten retail premises in Scotland now lies empty.  Retail footfall in Scotland fell in July and there are a dwindling number of months in any year where any growth at all is evident.
 
Perhaps unexpectedly, shopping centres are faring worst of all.  While the fall seen in Scottish high streets (-0.6% in July) is slightly less arresting it carries on a trend that has been seen over many years.  Significantly, footfall in retail parks saw a healthy increase in the same period.
 
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Softer Approach On Pensions Changes Restores Employer's Trust And Confidence

In the space of a week, the Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of 2 household names, IBM and the BBC, in judgments about the good faith duties owed by employers to their employees in the context of pensions.

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IT Security - a Health and Safety Issue

The global malware attack which petrified the NHS has thrown into sharp relief that IT security is a health and safety issue.

Ransomware such as that used in the attack on the NHS and others works by blocking access to data until or unless a ransom in paid. And as we have seen, even if paid there can be no guarantee that access will be restored.

It can easily be imagined that if an organisation has no access to vital health and safety documentation such as risk assessments, lone worker systems and the like, that can only heighten operational health and safety risk.

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