Nursery group fined over tragic choking death

24 January 2022

Nursery group Bright Horizons has been fined £800,000 by an Edinburgh court over the death of a ten-month-old boy who choked while he was left unsupervised for several minutes during a mealtime.

Chambers call for legions of new exporters

24 January 2022

As its research continues to show poor overseas trade growth, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a Trade Manifesto arguing that a new generation of exporters is needed to power economic growth.

India agreement could add billions to UK trade

21 January 2022

On a visit to New Delhi to officially launch negotiations on a new free trade agreement (FTA), International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said that it would create huge benefits for both countries.

Prime Minister confirms return to Plan A

21 January 2022

Speaking in Parliament, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has hailed the success of the booster campaign and the way the public have responded to his Government’s Plan B measures (see Government to stick with Plan B until at least 26 January).

Imports rebounding but exports remain flat

21 January 2022

The UK trade figures for November 2021 have been released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and show that imports of goods, excluding precious metals, increased by £2.0 billion (4.9%) while exports of goods, excluding precious metals, decreased by £0.3 billion (1.0%).

London Mayor calls for Construction Worker Temporary Visa scheme

21 January 2022

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has called on the Government to create a temporary visa scheme for construction workers to alleviate what he described as the debilitating double impact of Brexit and the pandemic on the building industry.