UK’s latest trade and investment position in numbers

22 June 2022

Summarising statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), the Department for International Trade (DIT) has produced the latest edition of UK Trade in Numbers, which sets out the UK’s economic relationship with other countries and illustrates the UK’s bilateral trade on top exports and imports for goods and services.

Hybrid working continues to increase in popularity

22 June 2022

There are no doubt some politicians who will be unhappy at the news, but a new survey by Acas has shown that 60% of employers have seen an increase in hybrid working for staff compared to before the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wales considers better public transport policy

22 June 2022

The Welsh parliament’s Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee has recently undertaken an inquiry into bus and rail transport in Wales looking at priorities for post-Covid recovery and the action required to achieve Welsh Government targets for shift to these modes.

Engineering body calls for major upgrade of buildings

22 June 2022

The operational performance of buildings, including ventilation and infection resilience, should be regulated, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering, as it called on the Government to mandate long-term improvements to infection control in commercial, public and residential buildings.

HS2 announces first diesel-free construction site

21 June 2022

The company building Britain’s new high speed, low carbon railway has announced that its first completely diesel-free site is the Canterbury Road Vent Shaft site in South Kilburn where HS2’s civils contractor Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture (SCS JV) has introduced a range of diesel-free technologies and greener equipment.