Restrictions eased in Scotland but working from home to stay

25 January 2022

The Scottish Government has followed England and Wales in lifting many of the restrictions imposed during the pandemic (see Phased easing of Covid restrictions to continue in Wales and Prime Minister confirms return to Plan A).

Nursery group fined over tragic choking death

24 January 2022

Nursery group Bright Horizons has been fined £800,000 by an Edinburgh court over the death of a ten-month-old boy who choked while he was left unsupervised for several minutes during a mealtime.

Chambers call for legions of new exporters

24 January 2022

As its research continues to show poor overseas trade growth, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a Trade Manifesto arguing that a new generation of exporters is needed to power economic growth.

Have your say on Keeping children safe in education

24 January 2022

The Department for Education (DfE) has invited comments on proposed amendments to the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (2021), with a view to making changes for September 2022.

Operator has licence revoked after blaming his drivers

24 January 2022

When caught operating too many vehicles for their licence and with more than 200 drivers’ hours offences in a three-month period, Hunter Transport’s operator sought to blame all of the problems on his drivers.

Failure to monitor foreign lorries entering the UK

21 January 2022

The Unite union, which represents thousands of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) drivers, has complained that the Government is failing to monitor how many foreign lorries are entering and leaving the UK under a scheme introduced by Ministers last year.

Fines increase for London red route violations

21 January 2022

With effect from 17 January 2022, Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the charge for ignoring the rules on some of London's busiest roads has increased from £130 to £160.