Increases announced in “real” Living Wage

19 November 2021

The real Living Wage is voluntarily paid by almost 9000 UK businesses who, the Living Wage Foundation states, believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs — such as the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist.

Trucks still breaking legal emission limits

19 November 2021

According to campaigning group Transport & Environment (T&E), on-road testing shows that even some of the newest trucks on Europe’s roads are exceeding the EU’s legal emission limits.

DIT to hold virtual Africa Investment Conference

18 November 2021

Marking two years from the UK-Africa Investment Summit hosted in London by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced that it is to host a second edition of the Investment Conference on 20 January 2022.

New early years training programme launched

18 November 2021

A new training programme has been launched to support adults and young people to gain the relevant skills and qualifications needed to work in the early years sector.

Huge rise in obesity in young children

18 November 2021

Childhood obesity has soared during the pandemic, according to the latest NHS data from the National Childhood Measurement Programme.

Scotland commits to free bus travel for under-22s

18 November 2021

All under-22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel in the new year, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party.