UK adopts GB CLP Regulation

20 January 2021

The classification of chemicals placed on the market in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) are now regulated by the GB Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation, known as GB CLP.

Cervical screening attendance drops during pandemic

20 January 2021

During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week the charity Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, which organised the event, is highlighting how the number of women attending smear tests has dropped over the last two decades and is likely to have fallen further during the pandemic.

UK nations sign up to new Rare Disease Framework

20 January 2021

The UK nations have signed up to a new Rare Disease Framework to speed up diagnosis, increase awareness and improve treatment and care of rare diseases, such as Huntington’s disease or cystic fibrosis.

Guide to exporting from the UK

20 January 2021

The Government has issued a simple guide for businesses wanting to move goods from the UK to international destinations, including the European Union.

Workers crucial to vaccination programme to receive jabs

20 January 2021

In a move intended to protect continuity of the supply chain to help ensure flow of Covid vaccines for most vulnerable, crucial workers in roles such as manufacturing, “fill and finish” and batch testing will be offered vaccinations.

UK on the cusp of a self-driving revolution

20 January 2021

The full economic value of self-driving vehicles in the UK has been revealed, as the Department for Transport (DfT) has released a report showing that the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) market could be worth £41.7 billion by 2035.

Most requests for furlough turned down for working mums

20 January 2021

Of the over 50,000 working mothers who responded to a TUC survey on the challenges of managing work and childcare during lockdown, nearly three-quarters (71%) of those who have applied for furlough following the latest school closures have had their requests turned down.