COVID-19 and dangerous goods vehicle annual inspections

1 April 2020

Due to the unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, heavy vehicles will be exempt from dangerous goods (ADR) annual inspections until further notice, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has confirmed.

Trade body promises extra warehousing

1 April 2020

Online giant Amazon has said that it cannot stock certain items in its warehouses due to the current COVID-19 crisis, because of what it describes as overwhelming demand.

COVID-19 support for nursing students

1 April 2020

The unprecedented challenge facing the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic has led to emergency arrangements being put in place regarding nursing students.

Government begins response to Good Work Plan consultation

1 April 2020

Last year the Government launched a consultation on proposals to support families contained in the Good Work Plan produced following the 2017 independent review into modern working practices (see Have your say on changes to parental leave).

Police volunteers to bolster officer numbers

1 April 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has asked employers to consider providing paid leave to Special Constables so they can support the police service in managing the impact of coronavirus COVID-19.

Updates to Safe Loading Pass Scheme

31 March 2020

In line with directions from the Government regarding COVID-19, the Safe Loading Pass Scheme (SLPS) Management Group has announced that it is providing an extension on Safe Loading Passes if they are soon to expire.