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Reader note — December 2020. This article refers to self-isolation periods of 14 days which was correct at the time it was written. Please note that self-isolation periods have undergone adjustment and may no longer be 14 days.
Each year the Traffic Commissioners (TCs) produce a report for the Secretary of State giving their observations from the year just gone and their strategic plans for the following year. The report also contains detailed statistics relating to their licensing and disciplinary functions. In this article Richard Smith outlines the main points of the 2019-20 report and examines some of the statistics included.
For many employers, August has been the start of a very important period of post-coronavirus economic recovery. However, as September begins, employers need to be aware of the details pertaining to some upcoming changes to the Job Retention Scheme. Ben McCarthy, senior researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, outlines this in more details below.
It has taken nearly three years to work its way through the adoption process but a major reform of the EU road transport sector has just been published in the shape of two Regulations and a Directive. Paul Clarke explains its relevance to UK hauliers, even after the end of the EU exit transitional period.
The explosion in home-based video conferencing and online messaging has introduced new security risk factors that many organisations are not taking into account. Alan Field considers some of the issues that may need to be managed.