The Fire Safety Act 2021 — requirements and responsibilities

5 May 2022

The Fire Safety Act 2021, expected to come into force in spring/summer 2022, amends and clarifies the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 as it applies to residential properties. Mike Sopp explores the requirements of the Act and how the responsible person can ensure they are compliant with their fire safety responsibilities.

Loneliness … easier to get through with help from other people

5 May 2022

Sometimes being alone is great. At other times it is painful and debilitating. The Mental Health Foundation’s “Mental Health Awareness Week” from 9–15 May 2022 will stripe away feelings of shame, depression and defeat … with everyone invited to take part. Jon Herbert reports.

VAT registration

4 May 2022

VAT is a complex tax that is administered entirely by the taxpayer, the business. HMRC expect the business to know how to manage the tax and to operate reliefs, simplifications and apply all the complex VAT rules to comply.

Construction industry post-pandemic

3 May 2022

Following the Covid-19 outbreak, Roland Finch explores what improvements can be made in the construction industry after the virus.

The air we breathe

3 May 2022

Poor indoor air quality in workplaces and homes is a major risk to our health, making it essential we improve our scientific knowledge of the dangers of air pollutants like chemicals, says Dr Julie Riggs.

Time to report

3 May 2022

Some of the UK’s largest businesses and financial institutions must now report publicly on the risks and opportunities they face as a result of climate change, says Dr Keith Whitehead.

New to the job and at risk — young workers’ health and safety

3 May 2022

It is unfortunate that the chances of new employees having an accident in their first six months at a workplace are equal to those during the rest of their working lives. Jon Herbert highlights why it is crucial that young workers receive the right training and supervision needed as they come face-to-face with unfamiliar risks.

Temporary concessions for transport operators

28 April 2022

Recognising the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and other problems that have caused supply chain difficulties, a number of relaxations have been made by the Government in order to maintain essential transport.

Forthcoming trade events May 2022

28 April 2022

This regularly updated events calendar notifies importers and exporters of forthcoming conferences, seminars/workshops, trade shows, trade missions and networking opportunities worldwide.