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The People’s Pension:


B&CE’s Policy and External Affairs team is committed to conducting high-quality research on UK workplace pensions and health in construction, individually, in line with other organisations, and as sponsor.

Contributing to pensions policy debates

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Contributing to a healthier construction industry

We’ve launched a joint inquiry with the All Party Parliamentary Group for Respiratory Health into silicosis in the construction industry. Silicosis is the most common chronic occupational lung disease worldwide. This joint report concludes 6 months of evidence-gathering from a range of stakeholders: clinicians, academics, occupational health professionals, construction federations and unions, campaigners and others.

According to the Health and Safety Executive, ‘silica is the biggest risk to construction workers after asbestos’1 with around 600,000 workers exposed to silica in the UK.

Download the full report to find out about our extensive research and recommendations…

Silica – the next asbestos?

1 Source: the Health and Safety Executive’s website (last accessed February 2020)