Access to all Approved Documents

7 July 2022

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) have brought together all the approved documents including those which took effect on 15 June 2022, for use in England.

Welsh Government plan for buses needs revision

7 July 2022

Responding to the Welsh Government’s bus reform White Paper, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Cymru has warned that legislation alone is not enough to transform Wales’ bus services and tackle climate change.

One in five workplaces lack policies to support LGBT staff

7 July 2022

On the 50th anniversary of the UK's first “gay pride” march, the TUC has published the results of a poll of around 1000 HR managers which show that 21% of workplaces do not have any policies in place to support their lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) staff at work.

EU standards for safe and secure HGV parking areas

6 July 2022

With the Transport Committee recently urging the Government to encourage the UK logistics sector to improve driver facilities, there are similar problems affecting the EU, and the European Commission has thus acted by introduce legislation for the establishment of service and security standards at secure parking areas.

WTO highlights benefits of paperless trade

6 July 2022

The Cross-border Paperless Trade Toolkit highlights the technical and legal tools that may be used by governments to transition to cross-border paperless trade and to improve the efficiency of export/import procedures.

Impact on UK’s food system of Brexit, Covid and war in Ukraine

6 July 2022

In their latest annual review of food standards across the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland (FSS) highlight that the food system has faced two years of major upheaval following the UK’s departure from the EU, the significant effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and more recently, the disruption caused by the war in Ukraine.