UKEF puts sustainability at the heart of its new agenda

1 July 2022

Publishing its annual results for 2021–22, the UK’s export credit agency reports that it provided £7.4 billion in financial support for UK exports to 61 countries during this latest accounting period, without any for overseas fossil fuel projects.

Inequalities in early child development remain high

1 July 2022

New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that inequalities in early childhood remain stubbornly high, and there was little change between those born in the early 2000s and those born a decade later.

Withdrawal of additional cabotage rights confirmed

1 July 2022

Having considered the views and evidence provided during consultation, including responses by representatives of the goods road transport sector, the Government has decided not to continue with the permission of additional cabotage rights.

Job quality can be as important as pay in retaining staff

1 July 2022

With 6.5 million workers planning to quit in search of better jobs in the next year, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has stressed the importance of considering job quality in the round, noting that pay is not a “silver bullet” for keeping staff.

Anti-dumping measures in force against Ukraine to be reviewed

30 June 2022

The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has launched a transition review into anti-dumping measures on Hot Rolled Flat and Coiled (HRFC) Steel from Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and Iran. It has also opened a transition review into anti-subsidy measures on imports of Stainless Steel bars and rods from India.

Measures in the Building Safety Act 2022 come into force

30 June 2022

According to the Levelling Up Secretary, Michael Gove, many leaseholders will for the first time be legally protected from unfair bills to make their homes safe as measures in the Building Safety Act 2022 came into force on 28 June.