Face coverings to remain on London public transport

27 January 2022

As the Government's Plan B restrictions are lifted and regulations are relaxed across England from Thursday 27 January, Transport for London (TfL) has reminded passengers that wearing a face covering remains a requirement on its services.

Minister calls for return to office-based working

26 January 2022

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Steve Barclay, has told departments across government that they should ensure that their offices can return quickly to full occupancy following the lifting of work from home restrictions in England.

Government opens West Africa to exporters

26 January 2022

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has released new data showing that it provided over £500 million worth of support for projects in West Africa during 2021, the most in over two decades.

Company sentenced after fatal fall through fragile roof

26 January 2022

AJM Services (Midlands) Ltd has been sentenced after an employee of the Powys construction company was fatally injured in Liverpool when he fell six metres through a roof whilst working on a replacement roof project.

Fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding

26 January 2022

The British Standards Institution (BSI), in its role as the UK National Standards Body, has published a code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multi-storey and multi-occupied residential buildings.

National regulation of construction products

26 January 2022

In January 2021, the Government announced that the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) would take on responsibility for the national regulation of construction products.

New measures to increase school attendance

26 January 2022

In an attempt to end what it calls the postcode lottery in how schools manage avoidable absence, the Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation on measures to improve the consistency of school attendance support and management.

Gas engineering company fined for unsafe LPG installation

26 January 2022

Glen Farrow UK Ltd, a gas engineering company, has been fined £20,000 and ordered to pay costs of £3131.60 after undertaking liquid petroleum gas (LPG) installation work at a food factory near Spalding that was later condemned as being unsafe.