New connection between mainland Europe and UK

22 January 2021

Continuing the trend for establishing routes to EU countries that do not involve possible delays at the Channel crossing (see New container service links Immingham with Bilbao), Containerships has announced another service due to start this month.

Updated advice to operators from Senior Traffic Commissioner

22 January 2021

To recognise that goods carrying industries may face significant challenges in the coming months, the Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued temporary guidance to the Traffic Commissioners on the way they carry out their regulatory duties during this period.

Will the Government take the chance to reduce employment rules?

21 January 2021

Given its insistence that Brexit was about taking back control of its laws, as well as its borders and money, the Government has come under pressure from some of its supporters to cut back on some of the rules introduced through EU law in areas including the environment and employment.

Rigorous new targets for green building revolution

21 January 2021

All homes and businesses will have to meet rigorous new energy efficiency standards to lower energy consumption and bills, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced.

Have your say on 2021 exam replacement

21 January 2021

We reported recently that Education Secretary Gavin Williamson had contacted Ofqual with regard to his decision to replace normal examinations in the year ahead (see “Exchange of letters on alternative arrangements for exams in 2021”).