More countries require HGV drivers to have Covid test

19 January 2021

Drivers of vans and heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have been warned that several EU Member States have introduced Covid-19 testing requirements for hauliers with the rules being different in each country.

New lockdown announced for England

5 January 2021

The Prime Minister announced a further national lockdown in England on 4 January 2021 with people told to stay at home, except for specific reasons including essential shopping, to work (if it is not reasonable for their job to be done at home), to exercise, to seek medical help or to escape domestic abuse.

New lockdown grants to support businesses

5 January 2021

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off top-up grant worth up to £9000 to help them through to the Spring, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced.

Updated advice on ventilation during the pandemic

7 December 2020

Government scientists have repeatedly stressed the importance of ventilation in reducing the spread of coronavirus infection during the winter months when more people are likely to be meeting or working in enclosed spaces.

42% of all fire incidents are false alarms

27 November 2020

The Home Office has published the latest fire statistics for England for the year ending June 2020, which show that false alarms accounted for 42% of all incidents attended by the Fire and Rescue Services (FRSs) during the year.

Checking transport businesses are Covid-secure

24 November 2020

In the run up to the festive period, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced it will be working with local authorities to inspect businesses in the transport and logistics industry to ensure they are managing the risk of the coronavirus.

Campaign launched for loos in “Brexit” lorry parks in Kent

11 November 2020

A trade union has launched a campaign to lobby MPs and councillors in Kent to ensure that proper welfare facilities be installed at all lorry parks built in the county, in anticipation of transport delays at the end of December 2020 when the UK’s transition deal with the EU ceases.

Government extends furlough scheme to March

5 November 2020

Only a few days ago we reported on the Chancellor’s decision to extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) as a result of the Government’s decision to take England into a second lockdown (see Furlough extended as PM sets new national restrictions for England).