Wales given a roadmap out of coronavirus restrictions

9 April 2021

Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has set out plans to further relax Covid restrictions with the aim of taking Wales fully into Alert Level 3 by 17 May, subject to public health conditions remaining favourable.

Collaborative reporting on safer structures

9 April 2021

Following the tragedy at Grenfell and the subsequent review of Building Regulations led by Dame Judith Hackitt, a recommendation was made that the CROSS scheme (Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety) should be extended and strengthened to cover all engineering safety concerns.

Retailers pledge to improve diversity and inclusion

9 April 2021

Over 50 leading retailers have signed up to a Diversity and Inclusion charter, led by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), and pledged to take decisive action to improve diversity practices across the retail industry.

Final date to order free rapid coronavirus tests

9 April 2021

Organisations in England hoping to order free rapid lateral flow tests to test employees for asymptomatic coronavirus infection must register their interest by midnight on Monday 12 April 2021.

Biomethane becoming more popular for commercial vehicles

9 April 2021

The UK’s leading supplier of gas to the road transport sector has doubled the sales of biomethane across its commercial vehicle refuelling network in the first quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020.

Drawbacks to high-tech monitoring

8 April 2021

The UK’s main construction union has said that the latest hi-tech monitoring equipment for construction workers will tackle a very real problem but safeguards need to be fully implemented if it is introduced.

Low Pay Commission is interested in your views

8 April 2021

The independent body which advises the Government on the levels of the National Living Wage (NLW) and National Minimum Wage (NMW) has launched its annual consultation seeking evidence of their impact to inform its recommendations on the 2022 rates.

Small high-powered magnets can seriously harm children

8 April 2021

A growing number of cases where children and teenagers have suffered serious internal injuries after swallowing small, high-powered magnets has led the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) to launch a new safety campaign.