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Over the past month, the UK has seen a big change in the road safety laws. This week it was announced that the maximum sentences for drivers who cause death by speeding, racing or using a mobile phone was now increased from 14 years to life. This increase was also extended to those who cause death by careless driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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Last night, on prime-time television, the Tonight programme was ‘investigating’ the so-called compensation culture in the UK and the alleged rise in false claims. I must confess from the outset, I sat down to watch the show already a little bit riled and my annoyance did not subside until the closing credits.
If you were injured at work, you would rightly expect that your employer should be investigated to determine if the accident was their fault. However you may be surprised to learn that this is not the case for all employees, and in fact professional sports people are not covered by laws which state employers must report any injury in the workplace to the Health and Safety Executive or their local authority’s health and safety department.
Today is World Mental Health Day. Mental illness affects 1 in every 4 adults in the UK each year. Sadly though, nine out of every 10 of those affected experience stigma and discrimination, which may be why only 3 in every 10 people suffering mental illness seek help. The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is wellbeing in the workplace. Work can be an important part of life:- essential for wellbeing and personal development as well as making a person feel fulfilled and independent.
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The safety of school children should be paramount to every local authority in Scotland however, unfortunately, this has not been the case. Recent years have highlighted many local authorities disregarding the safety of children in their care to save a few pounds. Examples of this include the Cumbernauld and Dumbarton bus crashes where numerous children were injured while travelling on school buses and the issues with the building integrity of Edinburgh schools.