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Whiplash Reforms – Delivering a Solution at Pace

The Ministry of Justice has introduced changes to reform the way low-value personal injury claims arising from Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) are managed. These changes are intended to “reduce insurance costs for ordinary motorists by tackling the continuing high number and cost of whiplash claims.(1)”  After months of uncertainty, the publication of the rules surrounding these reforms...
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What the IR35 Reforms Mean For Construction

Let’s be honest. Construction has faced some major challenges in recent years. The first lockdown halted projects for months, Brexit has reduced the size of the labour pool and now the changes to tax laws through IR35 legislation are on the horizon. These changes mean that medium and large construction firms will need to change their reliance on the...
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Online Meeting Fatigue? Tips to break up the routine

We are all suitably fed up with MS Teams and Zoom – spending days on end in front of your screen. The saturation point has been reached. There are so many tips out there, but most are unhelpful and hard to achieve. A no...
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Global, Local… Glocal? What’s New for Effective Change in Supply Chains?

Have we seen the end of the acceleration of globalization? The pandemic has shown the limitations of a global strategy and approach to organisational design and governance. How can a head office thousands of miles away understand the demands and quick reactions needed on...
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Challenges to Implementing a Lean Culture in Construction

Theodore Roosevelt once wisely said: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” There are parallels here with implementing a Lean culture in construction, which will bring in many tangible benefits, but the process will not...
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Key Trends Affecting Supply Chains and Logistics

Going back to a pre-Covid-19 economy isn’t going to happen. So the supply chain sector is adapting to new trading conditions. 2021 will see the continuation of a short-term focus on rapid changes and a need for agility, balanced against a need to adapt to longer-term trends that are...
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Turning Stakeholders into Advocates

More so now than ever – we are surrounded by change. Changing weather, lockdown changes, the environment, the economic climate and changes to personal circumstances.  Some we can control and others we need to mitigate their impact. What we do know, as wisely said...
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A World of Changes Ahead for Housing Associations

The pressures on Housing Associations are palpable. There is a need for dramatic and urgent change in order to tackle the increasing strains in the sector. The legacy of the Grenfell Tower tragedy brought about the government’s £1.6bn Building Safety Programme to deal with...
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“What is a Commutative Equation?!” Fusing Together Work, School and Home.

Volatile junior stakeholders, impossible assignments, pressure from all angles…. This is the reality for working parents in 2021. Throwing together work life and Home Learning has created the ultimate juggling act. We have all now become Project Sponsors, invested in the outcome of each...
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