Campaign launched for loos in “Brexit” lorry parks in Kent

11 November 2020

A trade union has launched a campaign to lobby MPs and councillors in Kent to ensure that proper welfare facilities be installed at all lorry parks built in the county, in anticipation of transport delays at the end of December 2020 when the UK’s transition deal with the EU ceases.

Government extends furlough scheme to March

5 November 2020

Only a few days ago we reported on the Chancellor’s decision to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as a result of the Government’s decision to take England into a second lockdown (see Furlough extended as PM sets new national restrictions for England).

Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

9 September 2020

Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.

Creating a Covid-safe workplace

9 June 2020

Several organisations, led by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), have come together to produce a new guide to creating a safe workplace during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who are the key workers whose children can still go to school?

6 April 2020

When it was announced that schools were to close (see England schools to shut until further notice), there was a rider to the effect that the children of key workers and the most vulnerable children would still be able to attend on Monday 23 March.

Chemical industry suggestions to keep supply chains running during Coronavirus emergency

24 March 2020

Following the COVID-19 outbreak and emergency measure taken by governments across the EU, the trade association that represents the chemical industry in Europe has sent a letter to the European Commission’s President Ursula von der Leyen with a number of key suggestions to quickly allow easier and faster transport of essential goods throughout Europe.

Heavy vehicle testing suspended

24 March 2020

All heavy vehicle testing all Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), trailers and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) has been suspended for up to three months as a result of COVID-19.

Multilateral Agreement M324

24 March 2020

The UK has countersigned Multilateral Agreement M324 concerning driver training certificates in accordance with 8.2.2.8.2 of ADR and safety adviser certificates in accordance with 1.8.3.7 of ADR.