Environment Bill — can it deliver?

5 November 2019

The draft Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill could be one of the most ambitious and far-reaching pieces of environmental legislation ever to reach the UK statute book. But there remain a number of deficienciesand there are “glaring oversights” in the way future governments can be held accountable for their environmental responsibilities. John Barwise explains the current shortcomings in the draft Environment Bill.

A "no-deal" Brexit — is your business prepared?

1 November 2019

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 January 2020. Although the Government has made a draft agreement with the EU, it is still possible that there will be a no-deal Brexit. Furthermore, if there is no deal it is possible that the UK and EU could enter into agreements for specific areas. Consequently, this is a fluid situation and significant changes may be introduced at any time.

Brexit Planning Toolkit

1 November 2019

Almost 50% of the UK’s international trade is with the other 27 countries of the EU (EU27). Businesses that trade directly or indirectly with the EU27 will be affected by Brexit and should plan for the impact on their operations.

Brexit Watch — They think it’s all over…

31 October 2019

And yet, still it goes on. This was the month when Brexit was finally supposed to be “done” – after all, the UK now had a Prime Minister in Boris Johnson who had said that he would rather die in a ditch than return to the EU to ask for yet another extension. Paul Clarke updates us on the ever-changing world of EU withdrawal.

Directors Briefing — Health surveillance

31 October 2019

Directors play a vital role in ensuring that their organisation maintains good health and safety practices in order to avoid employees being made ill by their work.