CMOs advise vaccination of those aged 12 to 15 years

14 September 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recently reviewed the Covid-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 15 and found only marginal benefits in including this group in the programme.

Biodiversity Net Gain in development projects

14 September 2021

The UK’s national standards body has published a set of requirements for the implementation of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in development projects, including individual house-builds, largescale developments and estate management.

Bodies set up under the UK-EU trade deal come under scrutiny

14 September 2021

We reported last month that a consultation had been launched on future engagement with business and civil society groups in the context of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) (see Engaging with business on implementation of the EU Trade Agreement).

Chambers find the latest trade figures “concerning”

14 September 2021

Total exports of goods, excluding precious metals, fell by £0.3 billion (1.0%) in July 2021 because of a £0.9 billion (6.5%) fall in exports to the EU; while exports to non-EU countries increased by £0.7 billion (5.0%).

Update on rare Covid-19 vaccine side effects

14 September 2021

More detailed guidance for health professionals on some rare side effects associated with Covid-19 vaccines has been issued by Public Health England (PHE).

Government promises an extra 50,000 driving tests

14 September 2021

The shortage of drivers has been making the headlines for several months with a wide range of companies and organisations pressing the Government to take action. It has now announced plans to create an extra 50,000 lorry and bus driving tests with changes to tests to come into force as soon as possible.

Police HGV operation starts on M4 and M5

14 September 2021

A multi-agency fortnight of action is taking place along the M4 and M5 with a National Highways heavy goods vehicle (HGV) being used to check for illegal activity as the initiative aims to reduce the number of incidents on the motorways and to highlight the risks of dangerous driving.