Prime Minister unveils his Covid Winter Plan

24 November 2020

With the lockdown in England due to end on 2 December 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has addressed the House of Commons to set out his plan for the next stage in the battle against coronavirus.

UK bus and coach demand down by nearly a quarter

24 November 2020

Still grappling with the effects of the pandemic, the industry has seen the demand for new buses and coaches fall by 22.1% in the year’s third quarter (Q3) with just over 1000 vehicles being supplied.

The HSE and political independence

24 November 2020

The Chair of a House of Commons Select Committee has written to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), highlighting the need for the body to remain impartial and independent during the coronavirus pandemic despite any “political” pressure from the Government.

Advice on ensuring that buildings are safe

24 November 2020

The expert panel appointed to advise on immediate safety action following the Grenfell Tower fire has issued a number of advice notes for building owners on the measures they should take to ensure their buildings are safe.

As EU workers leave, employers urged to fill skills gap

24 November 2020

With the Immigration Bill receiving Royal Assent this week, freedom of movement will come to an end on 31 December to be replaced by the Government’s new points-based system (see Recruiting people from outside the UK after Brexit).

Guidance for GPs on extending flu vaccination to patients aged 50 to 64 in England

24 November 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has confirmed that free flu vaccination for 11.5 million patients aged 50 to 64 in England will be rolled out from 1 December as part of the flu vaccination programme delivered in GP practices, and community pharmacies, providing cover beyond the usual at-risk groups.