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.

Full legal status for environmental watchdog

25 January 2022

The new Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has finally been granted full legal powers to hold government and public authorities to account over their environmental responsibilities.

Operator has licence revoked after blaming his drivers

24 January 2022

When caught operating too many vehicles for their licence and with more than 200 drivers’ hours offences in a three-month period, Hunter Transport’s operator sought to blame all of the problems on his drivers.

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.