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.

EU snapshot of pesticide residues in food

4 May 2021

The latest report on pesticide residues in food in the EU, published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), reflects the situation in 2019 and therefore includes data from the UK.

Call to protect workers from sun exposure, even on grey days

4 May 2021

Experts at the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) have urged hospitality businesses to ensure staff working outdoors are protected from the sun. Even given the overcast weather over the last few days, IOSH points out that 80% of dangerous UV rays can get through a cloudy sky.

New approach to help building work meet fire safety requirements

4 May 2021

In the majority of cases, Building Control Bodies and Fire and Rescue Services work together to achieve safe buildings by meeting fire safety regulatory requirements of the Building Regulations 2010 and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Driver shortages made worse by tax changes

4 May 2021

With pallet firms having to extend next day deliveries by up to five days, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has called for urgent Government action to ease a growing driver shortage crisis which is being exacerbated by the introduction of IR35 tax changes.