Bus charity concerned about Covid recovery funding

25 January 2022

The chief executive of the Passenger Transport charity Bus Users, Claire Walters, has written an open letter to Sharon Maddix, Deputy Director Local Transport at the Department for Transport (DfT) to raise concerns over potentially devastating cuts to bus services planned to coincide with the end of Covid recovery funding.

Restrictions eased in Scotland but working from home to stay

25 January 2022

The Scottish Government has followed England and Wales in lifting many of the restrictions imposed during the pandemic (see Phased easing of Covid restrictions to continue in Wales and Prime Minister confirms return to Plan A).

CBI sets up UK-Swiss Bilateral Trade and Investment Council

25 January 2022

Anticipating that government talks with Switzerland on a free trade agreement (FTA) will re-open this year, the CBI has joined forces with economiesuisse to create a Bilateral Trade and Investment Council aimed at improving the terms of the agreement.

Get ready for changes to the Highway Code

25 January 2022

Road safety charities have warned that insufficient publicity has been given to the changes but the revised version of the Highway Code is set to come into force on 29 January 2022.

Spotlight on building safety

25 January 2022

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has welcomed two recent building safety publications.

Nursery group fined over tragic choking death

24 January 2022

Nursery group Bright Horizons has been fined £800,000 by an Edinburgh court over the death of a ten-month-old boy who choked while he was left unsupervised for several minutes during a mealtime.

Chambers call for legions of new exporters

24 January 2022

As its research continues to show poor overseas trade growth, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a Trade Manifesto arguing that a new generation of exporters is needed to power economic growth.