Gas Safety Week 2021

16 September 2021

This week (13 to 19 September) is the eleventh iteration of Gas Safety Week, with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) supporting those highlighting the importance of an annual gas safety check.

Scotch whisky company fined for crushing incident

16 September 2021

On 22 February 2017 at Chivas Brothers Limited’s bottling plant in Dumbarton, an engineer employed by Fire Protection Group (FPG) Ltd was trapped inside a vertical storage and retrieval unit.

Vaccination for care home staff in England

15 September 2021

The arbitration service Acas has published advice to help employees and employers at care homes in England understand the new government rules around vaccination.

Bodies set up under the UK-EU trade deal come under scrutiny

14 September 2021

We reported last month that a consultation had been launched on future engagement with business and civil society groups in the context of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) (see Engaging with business on implementation of the EU Trade Agreement).

Chambers find the latest trade figures “concerning”

14 September 2021

Total exports of goods, excluding precious metals, fell by £0.3 billion (1.0%) in July 2021 because of a £0.9 billion (6.5%) fall in exports to the EU; while exports to non-EU countries increased by £0.7 billion (5.0%).

Update on rare Covid-19 vaccine side effects

14 September 2021

More detailed guidance for health professionals on some rare side effects associated with Covid-19 vaccines has been issued by Public Health England (PHE).

Government promises an extra 50,000 driving tests

14 September 2021

The shortage of drivers has been making the headlines for several months with a wide range of companies and organisations pressing the Government to take action. It has now announced plans to create an extra 50,000 lorry and bus driving tests with changes to tests to come into force as soon as possible.