Welcome for UK-Gulf States trade talks

29 June 2022

We reported last week that the Government is looking to revise the UK’s current trading arrangements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) (see Trade with the Gulf Cooperation Council).

Draft Mental Health Bill 2022 published

29 June 2022

The Government has published its Draft Mental Health Bill, setting out wide-reaching reform to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) to ensure greater choice and autonomy for patients in a mental health crisis, speed up access to treatment, enshrine important protections for vulnerable people and ensure prisons are not used as an alternative to hospital treatment.

New partnership to reimagine the world of work

29 June 2022

KPMG and the University of Cambridge have unveiled a new partnership which, they said, would reimagine the world of work by examining the big issues affecting the modern workforce and offering practical, research-backed solutions to employers.

Preliminary plans for Autumn Covid-19 boosters announced

29 June 2022

New NHS England (NHSE) guidance has set out further details on the upcoming autumn Covid-19 booster programme, following the publication of interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for the autumn, and how it intends to develop a future vaccination and immunisation strategy.

Government launches Help to Build scheme

29 June 2022

A scheme to boost the self and custom-build sector, supporting SME builders and creating new jobs, has been launched by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).