Spotlight put on flexible working “notspots”

12 July 2021

Analysis of official data by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found the use of flexible working arrangements is unequal across the UK, leading to a warning of the risks of potentially creating a two-tier workforce.

Take-up of funded childcare places falls

9 July 2021

The latest Department for Education (DfE) statistics on childcare and early years show a significant drop in the number of children registered for early years funded places.

Regulator warns that EEE exemption is set to expire

9 July 2021

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has issued an alert to those affected by the rules on the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS) and who are involved in placing electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) on the market.

DIT updates its collection of trade and investment factsheets

9 July 2021

Offering a snapshot of the UK’s trade and investment positions with individual trading and investment partners, the factsheets on countries ranging from Albania to Zimbabwe have been updated by the Department for International Trade (DIT) to reflect the latest data available.

Drivers’ hours extension will not aid haulage problems

9 July 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has introduced a temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the retained EU drivers’ hours rules in England, Scotland and Wales, with effect from 12:01am on 12 July until 11:59pm on 8 August 2021, subject to review.

Passenger transport sector impacted by mask confusion

9 July 2021

The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) has given only a cautious welcome to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement that lockdown restrictions will continue to be eased from 19 July.