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Corporate Traveller ramps duty of care support

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Most PAs and business travel arrangers will only resume booking business travel if their organisation deems it safe to do so, according to a ‘State of the Market’ study by SME specialist travel provider Corporate Traveller. They will also take a phased approach to resuming domestic and international business travel over the next 12 months. […]

Communicate with your workforce, stay 1-metre ahead

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Joanne Frew, National Head of Employment at global legal services business DWF, provides commentary on the Prime Minister’s announcement in the reduction of the 2-metre distance rule and what this means for employers… “The Recruitment & Employment Confederation has reported that business confidence in the UK has improved 17 percentage points between early May and […]

‘Employers must continue to manage the Covid-19 risk to workers as lockdown eases’ – British Safety Council

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The British Safety Council has responded to the Government’s plans to further ease lockdown restrictions from July 4th, reminding employers that they have a duty of care to their staff. The Government is publishing new guidance on how businesses can reduce the risk by taking certain steps to protect workers and customers. These include avoiding […]

Can employees refuse to return to the workplace after lockdown?

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by Kate Palmer, Associate Director of Advisory at Peninsula In normal circumstances, staff refusing to come into work could potentially be treated as misconduct, provided they have no valid reason for doing so. However, the upcoming post-lockdown weeks are set to be far from normal. For many, the prospect of returning to work with the […]

New service advises female business travellers

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Female business travellers have a new resource to advise and support them when travelling and working abroad. The Female Traveller Safety Reports, launched by travel risk intelligence company Riskline, are a new addition to a series of detailed country-specific reports carefully researched by trusted local intelligence experts on the ground.  Riskline’s team of female analysts […]

Work-related driving accidents kill 541 people in 2016

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According to the latest Road Casualties Report from the Department for Transport (DfT), 541 people were killed in collisions involving a work-related driving accident in 2016. In addition, 4,822 were seriously injured and more than 40,000 were slightly injured. Venson Automotive Solutions highlights the need for SMEs to focus on the safety of their vehicles […]

A journey less perilous

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PAs are responsible for overseas travel and event management – yet risk and security management remains a grey area. David Curran, Director of Edson Tiger, advises how to deal with such arrangements Why now? The world is becoming a more complex and challenging place for business travellers and those organising events overseas. At the same […]

beTravelwise promotes LGBT business travel safety with key executive appointment

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Travel safety specialist beTravelwise has appointed a new LGBT travel advisor and developed an enhanced corporate travel safety programme designed to help mitigate the dangers facing LGBT business travellers. LGBT travellers are often faced with a myriad of legal and safety issues when visiting certain countries, whether for work or leisure. There are 75 countries […]

Collinson Group launches London’s first integrated security and medical assistance provider

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Collinson Group has announced the launch of Intana Global, the first truly integrated medical and security assistance provider serving the London market. Based in the City of London, Intana Global’s assistance centre provides seamless combined response and works pro-actively with its clients to deliver flexible, rapid and effective solutions around the globe. Intana Global is […]

Larger corporates more likely to conduct travel risk assessments than SMEs

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Double the number of larger corporates than SMEs (53% compared to 25%) say that they conduct risk assessments only if the employee is travelling to an area deemed high risk, according to the latest research from Collinson Group. Asked if their business has a corporate travel risk partner in place in addition to a travel […]

‘Bleisure’ trend leaves business travellers without cover

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Almost three quarters (72%) of business travellers bolt on additional leisure days to their trips, but new research reveals that many may be doing so without the protection of their firm. The study commissioned by Collinson Group highlights that despite 89% of companies allowing this so-called ‘bleisure’ travel, almost a third (31%) do not extend […]