UK Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

The maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced . The move comes off the back of a consultation with the public and the industry to ensure that we have the right balance between a sector that can grow and contribute to the economy and one that is socially responsible and doing all it should to protect consumers and communities. The government wants to reduce the…

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Reputation of UK Companies in Decline for the First Time Since 2008 Financial Crash, Reveals UK’s Biggest Annual Reputation Ranking

Rolex, Lego and Bosch have topped the UK RepTrak® 150 ranking for the most reputable companies among the UK general public, Reputation Institute announced today, based on more than 31,000 ratings collected in the first quarter of 2018 from members of the UK general public. See the top ten ranking, and biggest winners and losers in tables below.   SUPPORT FOR UK COMPANIES TUMBLES The reputation of companies operating in the UK has declined for the first time since 2008, when the financial crisis destroyed the reputation of financial services…

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The Environmental Audit Committee States Removing F-gases Could Slow Global Warming By 0.5 Degrees

The Environmental Audit Committee has called on the UK Government to step up to the global challenge to tackle emissions from fridges, asthma inhalers, and air conditioners – doing so could knock 0.5 degrees off this century’s temperature rise. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: UK Progress on reducing F-Gas Emissions The Committee’s report asks the Government to enforce existing F-gas regulations and use its procurement power to promote products with a lower global warming impact. It has also called on the…

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Unilever joins the On-Pack Recycling Label to provide consistent recycling guidance on its products in the UK

Unilever UK today announced its membership of the On-Pack Recycling Label (ORPL) scheme, in a move which will provide simple and consistent recycling guidance across its products sold in the UK. Unilever’s membership will see the UK business introduce OPRL’s recycling labels across many of its brands in the UK during 2018, helping households correctly recycle more packaging material, more often. The latest move aligns with the company’s broader commitment to increase the use of recycled plastic content in packaging1 and to ensure 100% of its plastic packaging is fully…

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Worrying Clause inserted by DWP demands respect for Esther McVey

A very concerning clause in the contract for delivering the Government’s new Work and Health Programme states that signed-up charities must “pay the utmost regard to the standing and reputation” to Esther McVey and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Disability News Service revealed the existence of this clause in a great piece of journalism available here. The fact that any Government body feels that this kind of clause is appropriate is very worrying. No Government body should ever be free from criticism, and should certainly not make…

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