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The Flexible After Fifty report calls for greater flexible working support for people over age 50 to be more active in the workforce

A new report from the 50+ Choices Roundtable shows how businesses, older workers and the wider UK economy would all benefit from employers and government prioritising greater flexibility in the workplace. The Flexible After Fifty report, from the members of the 50+ Choices Roundtable, shows that nearly three quarters (72%) of over-50s are seeking flexible… Read more »

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MDU advises doctors not to ignore inappropriate patient behaviour

Doctors are being reminded to get help if a patient makes an inappropriate advance, now that new guidance by the regulator places more emphasis on reporting unacceptable sexual behaviour in the workplace. In a recent MDU survey on receiving gifts from patients around 15% of the 411 MDU members who responded had concerns about the reason for… Read more »

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11 officers cleared over tube shooting
IPCC finds no case in de Menezes killing

At least 11 of the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes will not face disciplinary hearings, the Independent Police Complaints Committee (IPCC) said today. Four senior officers, including commander Cressida Dick, could still face a disciplinary hearing, but a decision has been delayed pending a trial into an alleged… Read more »

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12,000 new police protection suits ordered
Police get thousands more ‘dirty bomb’ suits

Thousands more protection suits for police dealing with dirty bombs have been ordered by the Home Office. A tender has been put out for 12,000 of the suits worn by officers dealing with chemical, biological or nuclear terror attacks. About 7,000 normal police officers are trained to deal with dirty bombs, but the Home Office… Read more »