New register of specialists to advise on construction products

5 May 2022

Experts are being encouraged to apply to join the register of pre-approved specialists from who the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) can commission short pieces of ad hoc scientific work to support its work in protecting the public.

Fuel duty equality for coach operators

5 May 2022

With fuel prices remaining high in the UK, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has called on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to introduce a fuel duty relief package of £260m for coaches, to place the sector on a level footing with the rail industry.

Haulage company fined after worker death

4 May 2022

An employee of J R Adams (Newcastle) Ltd, Keith Robson, died while unloading goods from a transport shipping container that was on the back of a large goods road vehicle trailer at the company premises in Gateshead.

Transport operator loses licence for fronting

4 May 2022

A revoked operator, who used another company to hide the fact they were continuing to operate illegally, has been told by Nick Denton, Traffic Commissioner for the West Midlands, that this was a clear case of fronting.

Hybrid working can increase productivity

4 May 2022

The number of employers who report that an increase in homeworking has increased their organisation’s productivity or efficiency has jumped significantly over the last year, according to new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Working women face high levels of burnout

4 May 2022

After conducting a survey of 5000 women in 10 countries, including 500 working women in the UK, Deloitte Global has issued a report, Women @ Work: A Global Outlook, which highlights that widespread burnout and lack of flexible work continue to hinder working women’s career progress.

Employers urged to stop asking for salary history

4 May 2022

As part of their efforts to tackle gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps, the Fawcett Society and the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) have come together to promote the “End Salary History” campaign.