Police HGV operation starts on M4 and M5

14 September 2021

A multi-agency fortnight of action is taking place along the M4 and M5 with a National Highways heavy goods vehicle (HGV) being used to check for illegal activity as the initiative aims to reduce the number of incidents on the motorways and to highlight the risks of dangerous driving.

JCVI recommends booster jabs for over 50s

14 September 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended booster jabs for over 50s and younger adults with health conditions, amid concern about waning immunity.

Yorkshire Water guilty of illegal sewage discharges

14 September 2021

Yorkshire Water has been fined a total of £150,000 and ordered to pay £36,506.25 costs, after pleading guilty to illegally discharging sewage effluent into a national nature reserve.

Winter plan for managing Covid

14 September 2021

We reported recently that parts of the Coronavirus Act 2020 were expected to be repealed as the Government prepared to set out its latest plan for dealing with Covid-19 (see Government outlines next steps in its Covid response).

CMOs advise vaccination of those aged 12 to 15 years

14 September 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recently reviewed the Covid-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 15 and found only marginal benefits in including this group in the programme.

Biodiversity Net Gain in development projects

14 September 2021

The UK’s national standards body has published a set of requirements for the implementation of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) in development projects, including individual house-builds, largescale developments and estate management.

Gig economy prompts revised guidance on driving and riding for work

13 September 2021

Updated guidance on work-related road risk (WRRR) for employers and workers has been published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in the context of the expansion of the gig economy and the increasing use of personal vehicles for work purposes: the “grey fleet”.