Keeping quiet about pay

23 January 2020

Nearly a fifth (18%) of workers have been told that they are not allowed to discuss their pay with co-workers, according to new polling published by the TUC and GQR Research.

Recording details of a public service vehicle

23 January 2020

Three new forms have been published to record public service vehicles (PSVs) with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The correct form will depend on how the operator registered the vehicle with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Digitalisation has potential to ease post-Brexit trade

23 January 2020

In December 2019, the UK became the 24th country to ratify the e-CMR (electronic consignment note) protocol, the digital version of the United Nations Convention for the carriage of goods via road.

Operators warned to check IR35 changes

23 January 2020

A leading law firm has reminded transport operators that they may be caught by tax changes due to come into effect in April 2020 if they engage drivers through their own personal service companies directly or through an agency.

Developing a National Food Strategy

23 January 2020

On 17 January 2020, Defra announced that it had received 1976 responses to its call for evidence and that it expected to publish its summary by April 2020.

New ways to strengthen global rules on industrial subsidies

22 January 2020

The EU, the United States and Japan have agreed that the current list of subsidies prohibited under the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules is insufficient to tackle market and trade distorting subsidisation existing in certain jurisdictions.

Bullying and harassment too often overlooked

22 January 2020

We reported recently on new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to provide support for employers in protecting their workforces (see Employers urged to step up and protect staff from harassment).