Ikea back on board with Living Wage rates

5 May 2021

In March, we reported that Ikea was refusing to introduce the new Real Living Wage (RLW) rate of £9.50 an hour (an increase of 20p on the previous rate) (see Ikea could be stripped of living wage employer status).

Public still prefer cars for post-Covid travel

5 May 2021

The results of a survey asking people what modes of transport they used before the pandemic for various activities, and which they intend to use once all restrictions are lifted, will make disappointing reading for supporters of sustainable travel.

Trade Act allows the UK to bring new trade deals into law

4 May 2021

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has welcomed the Royal Assent being given to the Trade Act which, she said, allows the UK to put the agreements it strikes as a newly independent 21st-century trading nation on to the statute books.

Employers can lead reduction in commuter emissions

4 May 2021

Decarbonising the journeys of commuters in England will be vital if the country is to hit net-zero targets and businesses should take more responsibility for cutting their employees’ emissions, according to a new report produced by the CBI and KPMG.