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HSE Reveals Workplace Fatality Numbers

A recent statistical release from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has given an insight into the number of work-related fatalities in 2016/17, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma in 2015.

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Changes in whiplash reform means potential cheaper insurance payments

The Ministry of Justice decided in November, after months of deliberating that they would be introducing a consultation on reforms to whiplash insurance claim. The move was welcomed by a number of insurance firms and those working in the industry, however it has been met with opposition by those who say it will deter people with legitimate claims from being able to make a claim.

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UK Lags Behind in Reducing Road Traffic Fatalities

There has been no reduction in the number of road deaths across the European Union in the past three years, according to a new report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).

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Women Receives Serious Crime Prevention Order

Scotland’s first ever Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) has been issued to a woman who made death threats to a high profile politician and bomb threats to a number of well-known locations.

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Report Reveals Level of Hate Crime in Scotland

A recent report published by the Crown Office & Procurator Fiscal Service has given details on race crime in Scotland, and on crime motivated by prejudice related to religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity. It also includes figures for charges under the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012.

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