The Deregulation Bill was given a third reading. The Bill was designed to reduce burdens resulting from legislation, and repeal legislation which no longer had practical use, as part of the government's stated aim to reduce the overall burden of regulation and to cut 'red tape'. The Bill included measures relating to general and specific areas of business, companies, and insolvency (including changes to health and safety requirements), the use of land, housing, transport, communications, the environment, education and training, entertainment, public authorities, and the administration of justice. The Bill also provided for a duty on those exercising specified regulatory functions to have regard to the desirability of promoting economic growth.
Source: Deregulation Bill, Cabinet Office, TSO | Debate 23 June 2014, columns 25-160, House of Commons Hansard, TSO
An article examined perceived physical health, psychological distress, and social support among prison officers in the United Kingdom. It said that prison officers reported poor perceived physical health and a high level of psychological distress, and that correlations indicated that, as physical health worsened, psychological distress rose. It said there was some evidence that social support from within the prison affected the relationship, but external support did not.
Source: Joel Harvey, 'Perceived physical health, psychological distress, and social support among prison officers', The Prison Journal, Volume 94 Number 2
An article examined the implementation of a tool (developed by the health and safety watchdog) designed to identify aspects of work that, if poorly managed, were associated with lower levels of employee health and productivity, and increased sickness absence.
Source: Keely Brookes, Caroline Limbert, Chris Deacy, Alison O'Reilly, Scott, and Katie Thirlaway, 'Systematic review: work-related stress and the HSE management standards', Occupational Medicine, Volume 63 Issue 7