Company aims for first full-electric HGV

1 October 2020

Volta Trucks has started work on a purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle. The company says that it is targeting the same total cost of ownership as a conventional diesel vehicle while offering added benefits.

Government plans to strengthen Modern Slavery Act

1 October 2020

In July 2019 we reported on a public consultation launched by the Government following the 2018 independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (see Supply chains and modern slavery).

Green Homes Grant scheme opens for business

1 October 2020

The Government has released new guidance for businesses considering new work opportunities following the launch of the Green Homes Grant scheme this week.

DIT sets up panel to develop cutting-edge trade models

30 September 2020

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has decided to bring together five leading economic and trade experts in order for them to advise on how it should develop and use “cutting-edge trade models and techniques”.

Bike to School Week marked with cash boost

30 September 2020

Bike to School Week (28 September to 2 October) has been given extra emphasis this year as the Government has announced a new million-pound programme to get more students and their families physically active.

Boosting children's physical activity in school

30 September 2020

A new online platform, featuring inspiring videos and resources for schools, has been launched to mark the recent National Fitness Day and to help pupils stay active and healthy during the school day.