Returning drivers and category C entitlement

1 October 2021

We are trying to recruit some former LGV drivers who haven’t driven professionally for at least the last six years and have let both their category C driving entitlement and their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) lapse. Is there a simple way for them to reinstate these qualifications or do they have to take the full category C test plus the Driver CPC modules?

Covers for manual call points

29 September 2021

Our fire detection and alarm system service contractor has suggested that all of our manual call points should now be fitted with a cover. Is this the case?

Plastic Packaging Tax

27 September 2021

I’m concerned that my business will be liable for the new plastic tax, as we use a lot of plastic packaging. What can I do to prepare for this and in particular, how can I find out whether the plastic we use contains any recycled material?

Female genital mutilation

23 September 2021

How can doctors and primary care staff help combat the practice of female genital mutilation?