International recruitment in adult social care

22 November 2021

Can we recruit migrant staff into social care after Brexit and Covid-19? What is the Code of Practice for international recruitment and does it apply to the social care sector?

Single-use plastic ban

19 November 2021

Is it true that disposable plastic plates, cups and cutlery will soon be banned in the UK?

Ofsted inspections post-Covid

19 November 2021

We have not had external examination results for two years and staff are concerned about the possibility of an inspection before the end of the academic year. What can we expect?

International recruitment to the NHS

18 November 2021

What is ethical overseas recruitment, what it meant by “active recruitment” and does this mean we can’t employ staff from countries on the WHO List?

Liability and falling trees

17 November 2021

Following recent wet and windy weather, a tree within our property fell onto the public pavement. The question has been asked as to our liability if this had caused an injury and what we should be doing in terms of best practice to prevent such incidents?

Safety on the public highway

17 November 2021

Our company is to undertake some maintenance work on the public highway. Apart from the usual health and safety legislation, is there any other legislation that we may have to abide by?

Closing a T1 document

16 November 2021

Is it possible to close a T1 document without physically attending a customs office on arrival in the UK?

UK Trader Scheme and selling goods to Northern Ireland

16 November 2021

Last year we applied to the UK Trader Scheme for our goods to be declared “not at risk” when trading with Northern Ireland. Our goods come from China and we mainly sell in Great Britain but also to Northern Ireland. We understand that our customers pay an extra 6% duty on the goods coming into Northern Ireland after we have already paid 6% on goods from China coming into UK. Could you explain how the process works?