JCVI recommends booster jabs for over 50s

14 September 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended booster jabs for over 50s and younger adults with health conditions, amid concern about waning immunity.

Yorkshire Water guilty of illegal sewage discharges

14 September 2021

Yorkshire Water has been fined a total of £150,000 and ordered to pay £36,506.25 costs, after pleading guilty to illegally discharging sewage effluent into a national nature reserve.

Winter plan for managing Covid

14 September 2021

We reported recently that parts of the Coronavirus Act 2020 were expected to be repealed as the Government prepared to set out its latest plan for dealing with Covid-19 (see Government outlines next steps in its Covid response).

Port stats up but still not to pre-pandemic levels

13 September 2021

The UK’s second quarter (Q2) 2021 port freight statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) indicate positive signs of economic recovery despite ongoing pandemic impacts and new post-Brexit processes affecting UK-EU traffic.

Liverpool orders next generation hydrogen buses

13 September 2021

Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) has sold the first batch of its second-generation hydrogen platform double-deck buses, designed to be more energy efficient and to cover greater distances between refuelling, to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Gig economy prompts revised guidance on driving and riding for work

13 September 2021

Updated guidance on work-related road risk (WRRR) for employers and workers has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in the context of the expansion of the gig economy and the increasing use of personal vehicles for work purposes: the “grey fleet”.

Safety case principles for high-rise residential buildings

13 September 2021

Following the introduction of the Building Safety Bill into Parliament, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published some early messages on the proposed new safety case regime for high-rise residential buildings.