Reviewing personal safety measures on streets in England

2 August 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation seeking evidence on how street design, maintenance and operation in England could be improved to ensure people feel safer from harassment, intimidation or unwanted sexual behaviour in public spaces.

Impacts of EU exit and Covid-19 on UK trade in services

2 August 2021

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest analysis of UK trade in services in the context of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the end of the EU transition period on 31 December 2020.

Keeping pests out of international trade

30 July 2021

The international freight transport organisations which make up the Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) are calling for urgent action from actors in global supply chains to reduce the risk of pest transference through international cargo movements.

National Minimum Wage reminder for summer staff

30 July 2021

Having helped more than 150,000 workers in 2020 who were paid under the minimum wage, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a notice to seasonal summer staff to check their pay.

London welcomes hydrogen double decker buses

30 July 2021

England’s first hydrogen powered double decker buses have been launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as a major step forward in the plan to make the capital’s bus fleet zero-emission.

Haulage groups criticise plan to solve driver shortage

30 July 2021

The Government may now have responded to warnings from the industry of a severe shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers but the outlined plans have been criticised by two of the main UK haulage industry groups for being too focused on the long term.

Building safety managers — central register and certification scheme

29 July 2021

An independent, industry-led, not-for-profit organisation has been launched to implement the certification of competent individuals wishing to deliver the role of building safety manager (BSM) and to create a publicly accessible register of those certified by the scheme.

Daily contact testing rolled out to further critical sectors

29 July 2021

We reported last week that certain critical workers would be able to leave self-isolation in exceptional circumstances and with permission from Government Departments (see Fully vaccinated critical workers may be able to leave self-isolation).