EU standards for safe and secure HGV parking areas

6 July 2022

With the Transport Committee recently urging the Government to encourage the UK logistics sector to improve driver facilities, there are similar problems affecting the EU, and the European Commission has thus acted by introduce legislation for the establishment of service and security standards at secure parking areas.

WTO highlights benefits of paperless trade

6 July 2022

The Cross-border Paperless Trade Toolkit highlights the technical and legal tools that may be used by governments to transition to cross-border paperless trade and to improve the efficiency of export/import procedures.

Impact on UK’s food system of Brexit, Covid and war in Ukraine

6 July 2022

In their latest annual review of food standards across the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) highlight that the food system has faced two years of major upheaval following the UK’s departure from the EU, the significant effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and more recently, the disruption caused by the war in Ukraine.

More than 120 work-related fatalities in the last year

6 July 2022

Construction continues to be the most dangerous sector as it recorded 30 deaths in the period from April 2021 to March 2022, according to the latest figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Special Covid-19 leave for NHS staff in England ends

5 July 2022

As part of learning to live with Covid-19, the Government has announced that, from 7 July, NHS staff in England will revert to normal contractual sick pay arrangements as special paid leave for Covid-related sickness and isolation will end.

War in Ukraine raises global shipping costs and stifles trade

5 July 2022

The war in Ukraine is not only stifling trade and logistics in that country and the Black Sea region generally, but also increasing global vessel demand and the cost of shipping around the world, according to a report produced by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).

The rise of AI-based worker management systems

5 July 2022

More and more businesses are introducing worker management systems based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase their efficiency and productivity or to identify occupational safety and health risks.

More non-GPs to be able to submit fitness-to-drive evidence

5 July 2022

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) legislative reform order is to allow medical practitioners such as chiropractors, opticians and midwives to give fitness-to-drive medical evidence to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).