Keeping pests out of international trade

30 July 2021

The international freight transport organisations which make up the Cargo Integrity Group (CIG) are calling for urgent action from actors in global supply chains to reduce the risk of pest transference through international cargo movements.

National Minimum Wage reminder for summer staff

30 July 2021

Having helped more than 150,000 workers in 2020 who were paid under the minimum wage, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a notice to seasonal summer staff to check their pay.

Building safety managers — central register and certification scheme

29 July 2021

An independent, industry-led, not-for-profit organisation has been launched to implement the certification of competent individuals wishing to deliver the role of building safety manager (BSM) and to create a publicly accessible register of those certified by the scheme.

Daily contact testing rolled out to further critical sectors

29 July 2021

We reported last week that certain critical workers would be able to leave self-isolation in exceptional circumstances and with permission from Government Departments (see Fully vaccinated critical workers may be able to leave self-isolation).

Industry reacts to construction product shortage

29 July 2021

The leaders of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and of the Construction Products Association (CPA) have issued a joint statement about current problems with supplies of vital construction products.