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Posted on: 19/09/2012

The business secretary Vince Cable is set to cut the maximum £72,000 compensation cap for unfair dismissal as part of a series of measures designed to encourage businesses to recruit more staff.

Posted on: 19/09/2012


Officials in Leeds are preparing to unveil a large expansion of the city’s 20mph zones in a bid to improve road safety.


Posted on: 11/09/2012

The government is set to announce moves to remove thousands of businesses from the need to have health and safety inspections while making it harder to successfully sue them in negligence claims.

Posted on: 05/09/2012

The wife of a dementia patient from Leeds, who has been moved seven times in a little over 12 months, has called for better treatment for her husband and fellow sufferers.

Posted on: 05/09/2012

Inspectors from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are to visit construction sites throughout Yorkshire this month as part of a drive to reinforce the need to improve safety for those employees working from height.

Posted on: 31/08/2012

Some satnav systems will be fitted with new technology which gives a warning when the car is approaching a level crossing.

Posted on: 31/08/2012

Motorists are being urged to take extra care when out on the roads on September 1 as it is statistically the day with the highest risk of being involved in a road accident.

Posted on: 24/08/2012

The government is set to announce a new wave of publicly funded housebuilding in an attempt to boost the market and help in the current shortage of homes.

Posted on: 23/08/2012

A researcher from Sweden has produced a crash test dummy specifically for women.

Posted on: 22/08/2012

Official figures from the Department of Transport have shown a big increase in the number of road casualties in special 20mph zones.