Disabled Persons Passenger Charter is announced

14 January 2022

A new charter to boost consumer confidence and provide an online one-stop shop on passenger rights and complaints procedures for disabled people has been announced by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Prepare to start using the EU posting of drivers portal

14 January 2022

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued a reminder to operators and drivers that, from 2 February, the EU is introducing new rules which mean they may need to register information digitally about their journeys on a new web-based portal.

Government tells developers to fix cladding crisis

14 January 2022

It is almost a year since the then Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said that the Government would pay for the removal of unsafe cladding for all leaseholders in high-rise buildings (see Government commits to bringing an end to unsafe cladding).

Government hails boost in trade with South Korea

13 January 2022

According to the Department for International Trade (DIT), Government-backed trade shows in South Korea have helped UK businesses raise tens of millions of pounds in the last 12 months.

Input sought on CIPD Code of Conduct review

13 January 2022

All those working in HR, or associated with the sector, are being encouraged to take part in a review of its Code of Conduct being carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Amended PPE Regulations extend protection to workers

13 January 2022

Coming into effect on 6 April 2022, the Personal Protective Equipment at Work (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (SI 2022/8) amend the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 (PPER 1992).

Covid blamed for failure to meet recycling targets

13 January 2022

Recycling rates for England’s household waste fell in 2020 because of pressure on the system from the Covid pandemic. But construction and demolition waste recovery are improving, according to latest data published by Defra.