New bursaries will help learners to upskill and retrain

21 July 2022

Learners who could struggle with study-related costs such as books and childcare fees can now apply for up to £2.5 million worth of targeted bursary funding to help them access new higher education short courses.

Trade deficit widening although export growth in goods holds up

21 July 2022

UK trade: May 2022, the latest bulletin from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), shows that the total imports of goods, excluding precious metals, increased by £2.2 billion (4.2%) during the month under review, primarily because of a £1.4 billion (5.2%) rise in imports from EU countries.

Cost of holiday childcare soars

21 July 2022

Holiday childcare costs have increased by 5% since 2021 as parents also face issues with availability, according to Coram Family and Childcare’s 17th annual Holiday Childcare Survey.

Driver shortages increasing across the world

21 July 2022

After surveying more than 1500 commercial road transport operators in 25 countries in the Americas, Asia and Europe, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has reported that truck driver shortages increased in all regions in 2021 except Eurasia.

Le Shuttle celebrates cargo milestone

20 July 2022

When a lorry owned by Nordfrost, the biggest German frozen and chilled food transporter to the UK, crossed the Channel aboard Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight this month, it was the 33 millionth truck to make the journey since the service was launched in 1994.

Overcoming the net zero barriers for coach operators

20 July 2022

A taskforce dedicated to ensuring the transition to zero emission coach and bus alternatives is workable and realistic has published a report into the challenges facing the sector on its road to achieving net zero.

Trade associations issue safety warning about pre-insulated pipework

20 July 2022

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA) have issued a joint statement raising questions about the suitability of pipework that is normally used for underground and buried applications, such as primary heating networks, now being deployed inside buildings.