Asthma and face coverings — understanding the exemptions

24 July 2020

As face coverings become mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England, the charity Asthma UK has called for better awareness of exemptions around the measures in the case of ill health such as lung conditions, sharing an exemption card that explains some people do not have to wear a face covering.

Sexism moves online

24 July 2020

Over one third (35%) of UK women have experienced at least one sexist workplace demand since the lockdown started in March according to a survey carried out by law firm Slater and Gordon.

Port of Tyne proposes virtual free trade zone

24 July 2020

In its response to the current consultation into a proposal to establish 10 freeports in the UK after Brexit, the Port of Tyne has put forward the idea of establishing a virtual free trade zone connecting the North East’s areas of economic activity.

Call for charging stations at truck parking areas

24 July 2020

An alliance of truck-makers, suppliers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the energy sector has urged the European Commission to require that charging stations be installed at truck parking zones.

Old lorry tyres to be banned

24 July 2020

Following a public consultation, and research carried out for the Department for Transport (DfT), the Government has decided that tyres aged 10 years and older will be banned from heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) on roads in England, Scotland and Wales.

Freeport plan needs more work

23 July 2020

A cautious welcome has been given to the Government’s proposal to establish 10 Freeports in the UK with the Freight Transport Association (FTA) agreeing that it has the potential to unlock significant opportunities for international trade.