Food and drink exports recovering in non-EU markets

20 September 2021

Sales of UK food and drink to non-EU countries were up 13%, accounting for 46.6% (£4.3 billion) of all UK food and drink exports in the first half of 2021, driven by a return to growth in China, Singapore, Australia, Japan and the Gulf region.

Businesses urged not to rely on Plan B

20 September 2021

Introducing the plan for the continuing fight against the coronavirus (see Winter plan for managing Covid), the Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that the Government might have to move to Plan B if virus cases rise significantly in the coming months.

Lorry drivers urged to be careful with bridges

17 September 2021

A Tesco lorry recently caused huge damage to a railway bridge in Plymouth, forcing the railway line that connects Cornwall and Plymouth with the rest of the country to close and causing misery for thousands of travellers.

PFAS terminology decoded

17 September 2021

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has published a report reviewing the terminology of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

HSE seeks evidence on lead shot ammunition

17 September 2021

The HSE is inviting interested parties to submit information and evidence to support the development of a UK REACH restriction dossier on risks to the environment and human health of the use of lead in ammunition in Great Britain.

Manufacturer fined after repeated sulphur dioxide release

17 September 2021

AH Worth Ltd has been ordered to pay over £300,000 in fines and fees after employees were exposed to sulphur dioxide (SO2) gas released as a result of poor planning and unsafe systems of work during the commissioning and operation of a new potato processing line.

PPE should be a right for casual workers

17 September 2021

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has offered its strong support to a recommendation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) that would see workers in the gig economy gaining the same protection as employed workers.