Hidden dangers of highly flammable skin creams

3 August 2020

London fire chiefs are speaking out on the hidden dangers of highly flammable skin creams in a new campaign, which follows the tragic death of a woman who accidentally set fire to herself while wearing an emollient cream.

Warm welcome for Driver CPC amendments

3 August 2020

Last week, the Government introduced the biggest changes to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) since its inception in 2008, which has been received positively by Logistics UK (formerly the Freight Transport Association (FTA)).

Concerns over extremely vulnerable returning to workplace

3 August 2020

The Government’s plans to pause its shielding policy on 1 August have led a leading union to highlight the challenges that will then face thousands of extremely vulnerable people as they begin to return to the workplace.

UK and India seek deeper trading relationship

3 August 2020

Beginning with an Enhanced Trade Partnership, India and the UK have expressed hopes of moving to a future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) after taking part in the 14th Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO).

PM slows lockdown easing as Covid cases increase

31 July 2020

As people living in Greater Manchester and other parts of northern England were hearing that they cannot mix with other households in private homes or gardens, the Prime Minister has announced a general slowdown in the pace of the rest of the country moving out of lockdown.

Covid-19 job risk rating tool launched

31 July 2020

The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has launched a new job rating tool for risk professionals to select the most appropriate measures to help employers protect workers from Covid-19 at work.

Trade and Agriculture Commission to help define trade policy

31 July 2020

The newly launched Trade and Agriculture Commission (TAC) will bring together animal welfare, consumer and environmental groups as part of the Government’s drive to engage the public and industry in decisions about the UK’s trade policy. Set up by International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, it will be chaired by Tim Smith, former head of the Food Standards Agency.

Care homes “thrown to the wolves” in the pandemic

30 July 2020

The Government’s “slow, inconsistent, and at times, negligent approach” to social care in the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in the “appalling error” of thousands of patients being discharged from hospitals into care homes without comprehensive Covid-19 testing, meaning care homes were “effectively thrown to the wolves.”