Food safety body expands possibility of ingredient substitutions

10 May 2022

We reported in March that the Food Standards Agency (FSA) had advised consumers that some food products labelled as containing sunflower oil may instead contain refined rapeseed oil (see Supply issues may lead to substitution of ingredients).

Pointing the way to low carbon concrete

10 May 2022

A group of experts from across the construction industry has proposed a standardised carbon rating system that would make it easier for clients and designers to choose low-carbon options.

HMRC confirms details of plan change on import controls

10 May 2022

We reported earlier this month that the changes to import controls on EU goods, expected to be introduced on 1 July, will not now be introduced this year (see Government drops July deadline for introducing import controls on EU goods).

Suicide Prevent Fund distributed to charities

10 May 2022

The Government has published details of the 113 charities that have benefitted from a voluntary, community and social enterprise grant fund to support people experiencing suicidal thoughts or approaching a crisis across 2021 to 2022.

Ofqual guide covers the awarding of GCSEs and AS and A levels

9 May 2022

Ofqual has republished its guide covering a range of information on the awarding of GCSEs, AS and A levels. Although the information has previously been published elsewhere, the guide brings it together to form a useful reference document for schools and colleges.

Autonomous buses get on the road in Scotland

9 May 2022

As live testing begins for project CAVForth, the UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus has taken to the roads of Scotland with Stagecoach and its partners carrying out two weeks on-road testing.

HMRC investigates impact on trade of the intermediary sector

9 May 2022

Given that many businesses have faced significant changes to the way they deal with customs controls at the border since the UK left the EU, many have turned to intermediaries, which provide specialist services to reduce the bureaucratic burden of these new requirements.